“Who would make a garden on a rock pile?” This was a question posed to me two years ago when we first contemplated our Street Hope Community Garden. My answer was “God would! Just take a look at my life.” This kind of reclamation project is what He specializes in.
Our first year we hauled away years of accumulated refuse including much brick and rock. We built boxes and trucked in soil but the new garden didn’t yield the harvest we envisioned. Last year ‘infrastructure’ remained our prime goal as we laid landscape fabric and trucked in piles of mulch. The garden looked so much better. We had transformed it from a derelict to something that obviously had potential. Our harvest was still not the bumper crop we looked for.
This year our goal is to improve the soil and to make significant strides to increase our yield. We do this for several reasons.