NRM's Community Garden!

We have started a community garden at NRM!

This blog serves to show the progress of the garden throughout the season and share exciting information about community gardening with you.

The garden is housed in the fenced area in front of the Crisis Center and uses straw bales.  This method is great because you can do it anywhere! It is ideal for people living in spaces without a large yard or when the soil is not up to food-gardening standards.  Stay tuned for a document describing how you can start your own straw bale garden.

Our bales were generously donated by an NRM volunteer and all of the plants were donated by Homewood Nursery. Thank you for your generosity and making the community garden a reality! 

This summer's garden uses 31 straw bales and is filled with tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, watermelon, herbs, carrots, eggplants, green beans, and peas.

Here are some pictures of our plants on top of our straw bales before they were planted: