School Garden Space adjacent to the Community Garden
In 2012 an area next to the community garden was fenced off for school use. This area posed several challenges to use: it was covered with a heavy growth of weeds and soil quality was poor. Attempts to grow vegetables and flowers in the unamended soil in 2013 and 2014 proved disappointing. In the Spring of 2015 much of the ground was heavily mulched with multiple burlap coffee bags. Some higher quality soil was brought into the garden and various kinds of squash and flowers were planted. There was increased success, but were still not impressive. In 2016 there are plans to truck in much more soil to be added into and a series of raised beds built. The goal is to be able to plant a variety of squash and root crops yearly that can be used in the cafeteria during the school year. An additional goal is to use compost generated from the school's food waste to fertilize the raised beds.