Let’s start with an update from last week. The Healing Ground had a community opening last Friday. Members from the Agriculture Center of Excellence and Walla Walla Community College who contributed to the building of the garden were in attendance as were several VA employees who were interested in the garden. There was a short invocation and people were thanked for their support and help. We are hoping that this publicity will encourage more veterans in the community to take an interest in the garden.
Over the weekend with all the rain we had, the garden continues to grow at an outrageous pace. Today a few volunteers and I harvested 19 pounds of zucchini and 7 pickling cucumbers! The banana peppers and tomatoes are continuing to grow and ripen by the day. Bark was laid down last Thursday to outline a four foot path along the border of the garden and mulch will be added around the plants this week to retain soil moisture and prevent weeds.
Sometime this week or next I will be hosting a presentation about composting for any one who would like to attend. We are building a compost bin for the garden and the presentation will be a sort of side dish to the addition to the garden.default