~ OMgarten urban community garden on B-Line trail filling out nicely thanks to new donors, volunteers & help trucking.
>Many props/thanx to these most recent contributors:
Dave Parsons - a lot of topsoil/compost, loading & supplying truck & trailer
Dee, Kay, Aaron & Aaron - shoveling, hauling & trucking soil to site & to beds
CSL Board/OASIS group - award of OASIS residual funds for garden supplies
>OMgarten (Organic Meals garden projex) is a program of the Eco Media Center of Monroe County, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to connect environmentalism w/social justice & community service by growing fresh, healthy vegetarian food for local hunger relief programs.
The garden is replenished entirely by a single rainbarrel, mitigates stormwater runoff, reduces energy input normally expended growing & transporting foodstuffs, provides habitat for assorted critters (bat house/bird bath/bug berm), filters the air & reduces the heat island effect created by all the pavement, gravel, concrete, brick, stone, glass & steel which surrounds the site.
The raingarden is located between Morton & Madison/6th & 7th St.s on the B-Line trail across from City Hall's lot near B-Foods West parking lot/new covered patio & stage.
~ Help harvesting & hauling bamboo from Sanshinji Zen Temple
~ Help re-doing raised bed (replacing mulch w/soil & re-topping w/mulch
~ Worm bin/worms, raised beds/lumber, bird house, composter, recycling bins
~ Help hauling woodchips & tomato cages from two homes near Bryan Park
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