Mar 29th, 2012

We’re Growing

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.

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.

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.

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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