Groundbreaking Day with TCG!

Early this morning, I attended the groundbreaking day for the new garden site with the Temple Community Garden. Located behind the red walls on Broad Street and Norris, the new site for the garden is rather large.

This was exciting for me to see because when I attended a TCG meeting earlier in the semester, TCG was loosing their original garden site which would be transformed into a parking lot!

The soil of the lot was very rocky, muddy, and filled with weeds and various debris. When I arrived, the TCG members had already begun to weed a section of land and spread mulch. Because the soil quality is so poor, raised beds will be used for growing. I helped weed out some of the many weeds that filled the property while others spread mulch, build wooden beds, or removed debris.

Once the beds were constructed and the mulch was laid, planting could begin!

Sarae weeding

It was a beautiful day and it was great to become part of something with in our very own Temple community and see an empty lot beginning to be transformed into practical green space. Working with the Temple Community Garden was a great experience and I hope to work with them more in the future.



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