Monday, June 22, 2009
Community Garden...on Huling?
As I drove down Huling today in the sweltering mid-day heat, I thought either I was hallucinating from the near 100 degree temperature or I saw what looked to be a vegetable garden planted on a long, narrow strip between a parking lot and the sidewalk. Upon closer inspection it seems that there is in fact a little community garden of sorts planted in this unlikely spot. Squash, eggplant, tomato, cucumber, watermelon, and peppers are just some of the many plants thriving there. It was conceived by an area business owner who was tired of the scraggly strip being used only as a spot for dogs to take care of business. So, he tested the soil, found it was great for planting, prepared it, planted and voilà! Now it's a neat garden both pretty and practical. It will be interesting to watch it for the next few weeks and I am keeping my fingers crossed it does well.
There is also a community garden in Uptown which had it's ribbon cutting back in April.
Posted by Michelle