Building Urban Garden

23 Dec

Building Urban Garden is not an easy task. It is now about 7 months since I have got involved into NCAD garden. The site changed a great deal since I arrived. What people can’t really see is huge amount of compost and organic matter which was carried in couple of wheelbarrows by volunteers. All this organic matter will allow us to produce serious amount of vegetables and herbs in the coming growing season.

winter leaves

winter leaves

We will be looking for businesses which are interested to serve their customers produce which is growing around the corner and was picked the same morning. You would not get your salad leaves any fresher.

winter kales

winter kales

No more vegetables shipped few thousands of kilometres, just seasonal vegetables. This way we can make a big environmental contribution, because there is no need for fertilizers to grow instead we convert waste into compost. No need for long distance shipping instead delivering on the bicycle.

young cabbage

young cabbage

For some of the vegetables is the frost beneficial because it improves flavour. These are cabage family veggies, root veggies most notably parsnips and celeriac. Another good one is leek. Try one before and after frost and you understand. Look at this article for more detailed info for next winter.

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