Hello, Well Fed Community Garden!
I’ve blogged about a few different things these past two months, but pretty much none of them have been farming. And for a while I didn’t have much to say: I did absolutely nothing related to agriculture other than day dreaming.
In the very beginning of February, I started working at a new kind of farm: The Well Fed Community Garden in Raleigh, NC. It’s a small intensive market garden geared towards producing fruits and vegetables for the Irregardless Restaurant and the community. It’s an incredibly diverse and active garden, managed by Jenn Sanford and crewed by Sarah, my fellow intern, and a lot of amazing volunteers and neighbors.
The WFCG is home to pollinator gardens, a lovely stone labyrinth in the front yard, four vegetable fields, blueberry bushes, fruit trees, chickens, cut and edible flower fields, intensive compost production, herb gardens and an asparagus bed. Soon to come are blackberry bushes, a high tunnel, and my bees. In other words, it’s a pretty busy place and I’m thrilled to be part of it.
One of the big projects we’ve completed since I came here was to plant our asparagus bed. We should be able to start harvesting asparagus next year and for the next 10-15 years afterwards.