It now feels so lush and productive and this is continually being developed as each gardener works not only on their individual plot but also contributes to the shared areas.
The back corner below has just recently evolved as an area for fruit trees. Already there is fruit for picking on the citrus, the green paw paws are large and round and all the other fruit trees including jaboticabas and tamarillos are growing with energy.
It was less than a year ago that I was among a group who laid layers of newspaper, leaves, mulch, dolomite and compost on hardened clay soil to begin a no dig garden in this corner.
You could also see the garden shed when you looked across from this corner, now lush plant foliage blocks the view. Members are making full use of their individual spaces with added trellis walls to support climbers.
A year of solid soil preparation of both individual plots and common area now produces rich, organic crops from a previously barren soil.