After over a year of planning we have finally broken ground at the Middletown Community Garden!
In the past month we have dug post holes, set our fence posts in the ground, and dug trenches to lay irrigation. Along the way we have had to fight against the rainiest year in California since 1895, and super rocky soil (as you can see from the picture) to get everything done. We've had great help from our volunteers particularly Jeff Regan and Mel Bullock in getting the fence posts set. During a workday on April 14th we were able to set the bottom boards and tack up the hogwire and on Friday April 21st we held an Earth Day Workday to finish nailing down the hog wire panels and get the top boards up. It finally looks like a garden now!
Here's another picture from a few weeks ago before the hogwire was put up.
Next up we will be building garden gates, installing the irrigation lines and building raised beds. Let us know if you would like to help here!
We are hoping to get this garden done in time for our gardeners to have summertime gardens so if you're interested in helping us build this garden contact us!
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