Hello! The Gaia Memphis Community Table Garden is up and running! And thriving! We currently have 3 types of tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, lettuce, onions, beets, squash, cucumbers, and herbs growing! We have just added our cucumber trellis which was built from donated wood scraps.
Our garden is using an ancient form of irrigation, which the Sow it Forward grant afforded us, in 2/3 of our beds, where clay pots are buried in the beds and kept full of water, and the plants pull the water they need directly to the roots, saving 50-70% of water usage. We cant wait to begin to harvest our veggies, and we look forward to getting some later season crops going soon! We also have 3 rain barrels hooked up at our garden, and have not had to use any other water source as of yet! We have also been very lucky to have great amounts of rainfall over the last month, and have hardly had to do any supplement watering! The 4 beds holding our cucumber and squash plants are using the hugelkultur method, mounding old rotted wood logs underneath the soil, which seem to be retaining moisture quite well for the plants!
The Gaia Memphis Community Table Garden benefits the Mid South Food Bank, and other agencies helping to feed healthy food to the hungry and needy in our community. It has also brought the community and neighbors together, and everyone is chipping in! Everything we harvest will be donated to directly feed local residents.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA