Community garden presentation

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

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Community garden presentation

  1. 1. Opening day for the Macomb Community Garden June 2010 – site #1 - new recreational complex on East University Dr.
  2. 2. Container gardens were also established at Eisenhower Towers (Macomb) and Fitch Manor (Bushnell) in June 2010.
  3. 3. Many crops grow very well in wading pools filled with yard waste compost
  4. 4. Crops can also be grown in compost piled on asphalt Growing Powergarden in Chicago
  5. 5. Macomb Community Garden Site #2East Wheeler St, East of Prairie View Housing Project Spring 2011 – present
  6. 6. About 40 families had individual plots in 2012
  7. 7. We also had community plantings of Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet corn,onions, melons, carrots, pumpkins and a few other crops
  8. 8. Purple sweet potato cookies
  9. 9. End of season picnic – Fall 2012
  10. 10. 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

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