Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Community Garden Beds Survive Wet
After a wet, sticky holiday break the community garden is standing up well.
Some members are leaving land fallow with February ahead, its high humidity and consequent pests.
My own garden is still supplying prolific beans, tomatoes and basil, but the present humidity seems to have been too much for my lavender hedge.
Came back from six days in Christchurch and the powerful Boxing Day earthquake to find my lavender looking dead and stick like. It had been green and thriving when I left.
It has been two years since I was last in Christchurch where two sisters live and last time was still living in my apartment block and recovering from a third cancer surgery and radiation.
I was amazed to observe how my much my energy levels have improved since I changed my lifestyle.
It was a busy family Christmas plus ongoing earthquakes yet I was, full of a new energy and able to keep up with the most lively of my relatives.
A very different story from the years before I discovered sustainable living and lead a lifestyle full of toxic chemicals.
Having this wonderful community garden has been such an important factor in this change.
It has given me both knowledge of our soil and access to a new range of organic plant foods.