Our spring dig-ins for 2011 got off to a great start last weekend. About 40 volunteers met at Soma Vida on East 11th where we gathered plants, tools, and compost. Mitch filled everyone in on our mission and how the day would proceed. We then divided into teams with a dig-in leader on each and headed out to either refurbish an existing garden or install a new one. Our goal is to refurbish new gardens for the next 3 seasons after which the recipient becomes self-sufficient and we just supply compost and plants.
I led a team that refurbished a garden for Jude Filler. Jude takes great care of her garden making our job much easier. We pulled a few weeds – avoiding her parsnip seedlings -top dressed with compost, and planted tomatoes and herbs. We also retrieved a melon volunteer from her compost pile and relocated it to the garden.
As usual, the best part of the day was getting to know the team and visiting with our gardener. I always learn something new about gardening and usually pick up a recipe or 2. We have 2 dig-in weekends left this spring – I hope to see you at one of them. You can sign up on our website.