If you build it, they will garden

At my previous apartment, where we rented, I put in 7 garden beds, compost pile, cold frame, strawberry bed, apple trees, and various perennials. I asked the manager first, on the raised beds, and she said sure, so I went to town. Over the years (3 of them, to be exact) other tenants were interested and built two more beds, and container gardened, and shared ‘my’ beds. The space has now been totally taken over by tenants who are still there, and here are some pictures, taken yesterday, of the beautiful garden they are maintaining! The only downer is that one of the apple trees was all but killed over the winter by damage to the trunk, but it has some new sprouts below the damage but above the graft – so it may not be all lost!



raised beds

raised beds




One response to “If you build it, they will garden

  1. That is awesome! May you leave a trail of gardens in your wake.

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