We spoke with Travis from Hands for Harvest about the next step. It was certainly necessary to clean up the site and till up the soil. Travis said he would bring a tiller sometime over the next weekend to get us started. We needed to get in there first to clean up the plot. Three or four people volunteered to show up on a sunny Saturday morning at 10 am. I headed over there specifically to trim some overgrown grape vines. I started to cleanup and weed the lower terrace, glancing expectantly every time I heard a car drive by, gradually becoming aware that I was the only one who was going to show up. The entire site started to look VERY BIG.
Undeterred, I pressed on and was nearing the end of the lower terrace when Tim Martin, who lives closeby, took pity on me and came over with his gloves and tools. Tim is a Friday night ‘regular’, a beloved member of our Pasta Bar ‘family’ who owns a small landscaping company called Create My Yard . . (612-202-8069 email@example.com) What good fortune that he lives across the street from our spot! In his usual cheerful manner, he set to work immediately and we finished the lower terrace.
Then Rocky and Jim, from the ‘hood, strode by walking their dogs. Rocky saw the fix we were in and went home to grab his gloves. In the meantime, Travis pulled in with equipment to till the garden. The upper terrace (thelarger part) was still in need of tons of work. Travis got working on the lower garden and Rocky, Tim and I worked furiously to get the upper terrace in tillable shape. In short shrift, the whole job was done, even the grape vine! I am beginning to ‘get’ this idea of a community garden and am glad the community we are situated in couldn’t be better. MB