Touring the Garden

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Today we met our garden! It’s located in the southwest area of Salt Lake City proper, near 21st South and 5th East.

Bryant gave us the tour, and a bit of the garden’s history. This space, which is part of some very kind and generous people’s backyard, has been utilized for a few years now to get organically-grown food to the people. BUG Farms uses the space as well. This year they’re growing grains.

We went over the rules and picked out what crops we’d like to plant. You can look forward to corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, basil, and much more!

But first, we had to clear out the old to make room for the new. So…

…today’s work was all about pulling up drip-line and weeds…

…to make room for a Garden City.

-SC

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Library Community Garden (“LCG”) is to provide a way for library
staff to participate in Community and Urban gardening, to help raise awareness of
the benefits and rewards of Community-based gardening and to use the positive
experience of the Library Community Garden to promote the Garden City Project
and its Committee goals at the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Also: have fun, grow things, eat things, hang out, make new friends.