HuckleBuckle Community Garden
Organized by: Jennifer Reynolds
With the astonishing rise in food prices it is getting harder for folks to feed their families, and with continuing droughts and floods, prices are expected to rise even more. To makes ends meet families have resorted to fast food and cheap unhealthy carbohydrates, which leads to obesity and diseases, like the epidemic of diabetes. Like many families, our grandparents were small time farmers but we have lost the art of raising vegetables and the joy and satisfaction that this brings. We have started with several raised garden-beds at three locations but will need at least one Greenhouse. That is our main expense. But also will need pots, soil, fertilizers, other soil amendments, seeds, tomato cages, trellises, a website, etc. to make this work. We are getting our neighbors and their kids involved as a community to help teach and encourage them to start their own gardens. We will share the plants and produce among family, friends, and co-workers. This will certainly be a learning experience for all of us and hope that it catches on. We are using reclaimed pallets and keeping them out of landfills. And yes, our gardens and seeds will be Heritage, non-GMO, and organic.