Location: 4832 NE 8th Ave. (South of Alberta, behind St. Andrews ball field and playground)
Square Footage: ~4,000
Garden Manager: Olie Kittleson
Work Parties: Sundays, 11am-2pm & Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm for harvest during barter market season
This is the fifth year that Common Bond has been participating in the Urban Farm Collective. Before that it was a community garden associated with St. Andrew’s Church for 50 years! The soil is beautiful!
The garden is equipped with:
- Perennial fruits and flowers: raspberries, grapes, apple trees, rhubarb, dahlia, lavendar
- A tool shed and a greenhouse
- Compost Bins
- Herbs; chives, sage, rosemary, rue, mint, lemon balm
- And many bed feet dedicated to our annual Collective crop
In 2015, we grew tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, cilantro, peas, bush beans, pole beans, broccoli, kale, arugula, mustard greens, radish and turnips. We focused our energy on clearing out the grass and creating a path system, in addition to amending the soil and cleaning up the perimeter of the garden.
In the 2016 season, we are grew snap peas, bulb onions, leeks, garlic, tomatoes, radish, chard, beets, parsley, cilantro, carrots, cucumbers, summer squash and winter squash, as well as sunflowers and calendula. This season, we’ve continued to work on controlling the grass, we brought in burlap and woodchips and are working on restructuring the beds and paths to be more efficient for working and growing.