The Kind Garden
We are growing organic veggies for Anderson County’s families affected by poverty, addiction, incarceration of loved ones, disabilities and illness. A secondary reason for this pilot project of growing vegetables on strawbales is, that if this turns out to be a feasible method, it may become a vehicle through which to bring organic vegetable gardening and all its health benefits and educational opportunities to inner cities, schoolyards, and other areas.
Let’s turn stigma & shame into kindness & health!
Please consider donating to this project. You can do so via credit card by going to our online store at http://TheGoodStore.us
We need your help with paying for:
- straw and hay bales we grow our veggies on. This method almost eliminates the need for fertilizer, weeding, and saves water.
- soaker hoses
Here is our image sequence from our kind garden…
STEP 1a – setup and conditioning
STEP 1b – proper inspection (most important!)
STEP 2 – planting time
Young seedlings of tomatoes and various kinds of bell peppers have been planted on the bales and a support wire for them has been installed. On two other rows of bales other vegetables have been set up.
STEP 3 – watching the plants grow
STEP 4 – harvesting, eating, enjoying (and sharing)!
we hope to be able to be at this stage soon 🙂