Today is a bitter sweet day after a full season of gardening at Westlake. The school family center staff and volunteers have cleared the last of the dead vegetation from the garden beds. There are still veggies growing including lettuce, spinach, cilantro, leeks, swiss chard and collard greens.
The garlic has been planted for a harvest next July. The compost bins have been emptied making room for all the fall clean-up. The shed finally has a roof and is waiting on a door.
I took some time today to take a few photos of the garden. It brought back memories of how the garden began.
The memory of the back breaking work of sod removal is still fresh in my mind and my body.
The hard work by students, faculty and Comcast volunteers to build and fill the garden beds in just a few hours.
To the kids planting vegetables for the first time.
To the fall bounty.
Goodbye Westlake. My job here is through. We started from nothing and have ended the very successful gardening season with the family center staff taking over the garden for next year. Now off to find my next project. Anyone need help starting a community garden?