Mar 29th, 2012 by Jonah Holland
by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
The Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden is adding 5,000 square feet. The broad lawn behind Locbury House will be converted into a vegetable garden. A major goal for the new space is accessibility. With help from the community we’ll add raised beds with wheelchair access. Stay tuned for more updates!
These first two beds were constructed with scrap lumber. Our plan includes at least four more raised beds, creating a substantial opportunity for wheelchair gardeners.
The Locbury House expansion will feature no-till "lasagna" beds, elevating the planting level with piles of organic materials. This first bed illustrates the use of compost in the planting bed with wood chips on the pathways.