Today (with the help of David) I built my first raised garden bed! It seemed harder than it looked when a few days ago, volunteers asked me exactly how the raised beds at the garden were built. I was a little embarrassed that I didn’t know, but at the same time I’ve only been gardening for 10 months and there’s a lot to learn! So when I called David to ask for specific instructions, he answered with, “It’s easy… I’ll just show you tomorrow”. I didn’t believe him at first but now I have to admit, he was right.
When starting a community garden, it’s easy to get caught up in the produce. I mean, that’s really what a garden is all about, the plants, right? Wrong! Of course it’s important to focus on the food, but what’s even more important is putting people, your volunteers, first. After all, they put the “community” in community gardening.