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I shared this presentation with a garden club in Macomb, IL on 2/25/2013

I shared this presentation with a garden club in Macomb, IL on 2/25/2013

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    • Opening day for the Macomb Community Garden June 2010 – site #1 - new recreational complex on East University Dr.
    • Container gardens were also established at Eisenhower Towers (Macomb) and Fitch Manor (Bushnell) in June 2010.
    • Many crops grow very well in wading pools filled with yard waste compost
    • Crops can also be grown in compost piled on asphalt Growing Powergarden in Chicago
    • Macomb Community Garden Site #2East Wheeler St, East of Prairie View Housing Project Spring 2011 – present
    • About 40 families had individual plots in 2012
    • We also had community plantings of Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet corn,onions, melons, carrots, pumpkins and a few other crops
    • Purple sweet potato cookies
    • End of season picnic – Fall 2012
    • My two favorite heirloom tomatoes are Amana Gold and Cherokee Purple These were picked green due to an imminent frost but nearly all ripened over about a month