Maximizing Your Community Garden Space ◊

Tips from an Urban Farmer ◊

Saturday, September 23 at 1:30 pm. – following members’ registration

with Marina Gibson from the Day 1 Urban Farm Community Garden Project

MarinaMarina will share garden tips on how she gets the most from her land at her local urban farm right in the heart of downtown Abbotsford, a project of Abbotsford Community Services. This project is only two years old. She will talk about ollas, a terra cotta pot watering method that is great for tomatoes and basically works for all non-root vegetables. Another important concept is soil preparation at the end of season for the next planting – “lasagna layering” – and the use of gypsum soil conditioner (organic) to break down the clay soil. To get the most out of your small plot, an excellent use of the space is to grow winter crops including cabbage, kale, garlic, spinach, mustard greens and celery root to ensure ongoing supply of fresh veggies throughout the seasons.