Friday, July 23, 2010
St. Olaf Community Garden is Now Open!
Post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman, except where noted otherwise
For the past several weeks, we've been watching with great interest as a community garden was springing forth across the street from the Hawthorne Neighborhood Council office. Yesterday, some of the workers stopped by and told us that they would begin to sell their wares on Fridays, from 2-5. Naturally, I had to stop by to see what was in store...
...The produce looks great. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy is partnering with this garden as well as other farmers' markets around the city. And already we're seeing food like this:
I picked up some basil and zucchini, and then saw a new type of plant I didn't recognize. When I asked and found out it was called a Hawkery Berry plant, well, then I just HAD to try it.
They're also doing something with youth farming called lasagna beds, although they're not sure yet how well that will turn out.
My haul of three different kinds of basil, a zucchini, and the hawkery berry leaves cost me a mere $5, I might add. And with So Low just down the street, you can get the rest of a great meal for $10 or so TOTAL. Come to the St. Olaf community garden at 30th and Emerson on Friday afternoons to see for yourself!