by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
The winter indoor planning stage is complete and work has begun in the Community Kitchen Garden (CKG). Here are the current garden plans. Notice that “plans” is plural, because a very exciting aspect of the 2012 CKG is our expansion.
The garden layouts shown below labeled “Locbury” refer to a 5,000 square foot expansion. Last year we grew nearly 10,000 lbs. of food for FeedMore’s Community Kitchen (serving Meal on Wheels of Central Virginia and The Central Virginia Foodbank) using the original plot of land, in its third season. Part of the excitement includes dedicated raised beds for wheelchair access, but hold on, there’s lots of work to be done.
That’s where you come in. The success of the CKG is entirely volunteer driven. It’s a community project. More info on CKG volunteer registration coming very soon.