Another Great Weekend in the Victory Gardens!
Things are buzzing along in the Fenway Victory Gardens!
This weekend opened with a huge crew from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy cleaning up the park. They swept through, removing rubbish and fallen limbs from a long, hard winter.
There were over sixty fearless volunteers assigned to the Victory Gardens, and we want to thank them and the ENC for all their help in maintaining our little gem in the Emerald Necklace!
The crew from NUASCE was back to build yet another wheelchair accessible bed and some great new gates for the Accessible Garden…
Their energy is apparently inexhaustible (and thank goodness for that).
We should have soil by the end of April, and while there will still be work to do and improvements to make, particularly in the path, the progress in the Accessible Garden has been really, truly inspiring. Here are the old raised beds:
And here are the new ones:
We will have a webpage dedicated to the Accessible Garden where you can read more about all the features of this extraordinary space in coming days.
We also got the great news that The Fenway Garden Society’s Accessible Garden has been chosen by Mrs. Meyers Clean Day as recipient of this year’s Fund for Parks and Recreation grant! This is a $1500 grant for tools for the Accessible Garden. We’ll have more details a little later. Our thanks to Boston Parks & Rec and Mrs. Meyers for this opportunity to serve the whole community better through our Accessible Garden!
Meanwhile, in the Teaching Garden, preparations for leveling the plot next weekend were made…
More weeding, removing stones and bricks, and transplanting some perennials from the old plot to the Willow Garden…
Next week is our first Community Participation Day, where we’ll be focusing on repairing any breaks in the irrigation system, preparing the compost for onsite processing, and leveling the Teaching Garden.
Hope to see you there!