Luke, a SE Como resident and recent high school graduate, completed a trellis project at the OWLS community garden with the help of his troop. The troop even used their aluminum can fund to pay for the materials to make the 5 trellises. A variety of tall and climbing vegetables will benefit from the support of the new trellises (e.g. tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peas, beans). A big thank you to Luke and the rest of the gang for their hard work!
More about the OWLS garden: The OWLS garden is a veggie community garden that does not have individual plots. Instead vegetables are grown communally and the harvest is shared among the elders in the neighborhood and the volunteer gardeners. There is a partnership in place with Southeast Seniors, a Block Nurse Program, to connect to the seniors they serve. Its a learning space, so all levels of gardening are welcome.
If you're a fan of community gardens, or want to learn more, take advantage of the Parade of Community Gardens this Saturday, August 22, 10am – 2pm. For participating gardens see www.gardeningmatters.org (the OWLS garden isn't participating in the Parade).