Saturday, May 12, 2012

Icing on the... Garden

by Jen

The Community Garden irrigation system made an appearance today! The irrigation system will provide overhead watering of the entire garden, taking that sometimes onerous task out of the hands of the gardeners. Watering can be a hassle in community gardens for many reasons: too few hoses, a distant water source, or gardeners going on vacation or taking a break from gardening in the heat of August. None of that should be an issue here, since staff will monitor rainfall and use the irrigation system to supplement natural rainfall. The garden is split into three lines of tilled ground for the garden plots, with grass walkways in between. Two lines of posts are located down the length of the garden on those walkways.  Landscapers dug trenches next to those interior posts, which will house the pipes for the system.