Triple Ripple Community Gardens about to germinate

Categories:Projects, Space
Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

What happens when you get a couple of brilliant, creative, visionary community organizers together around the kitchen table for tea? Great things begin to grow–literally! We are so thrilled to welcome the efforts of Julianna and Brenda to the Huss School property for the coming growing season. It was a delight to walk with them through the first couple meetings about a community garden and we look forward to seeing where they take the project as they run with the idea on their own. The basics: plots will be tended by neighborhood youth and adult mentors, using sustainable agricultural methods like compost tea, organic pest control and rainwater collection. This project has enormous potential to tie in with the vision for the school property in a myriad of ways and bring an abundance of hope, creativity, beauty and good food to the neighborhood. Watch for more reports on the gardens soon…and get in touch if you’d like to be involved!

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Kirstin is a member of the *culture is not optional core community and is the Head Caretaker at GilChrist Retreat Center.