The LFP’s 9x19 foot Parking Space Garden is producing a lot of delicious vegetables in a small space. Our senior intern, Lauren, prepared the soil back in June by double digging the beds—using a garden spade to dig out a trench one foot deep, then loosening the sub-soil with a garden fork, repeating down the length of each bed. The result was four fluffy beds perfect for close-planting a wide variety of crops. So far, we have harvested 9 pounds of Swiss Chard, 13 pounds of Lettuce Heads, and 2.5 pounds of basil from this small space. And there will definitely be more to come! See pictures of the Parking Space Garden. Check back to read about the yields in our 700 square foot Feed a Family Garden.
What's it like to learn about farming and food at the Local Food Project at Airlie? On Sixteen Foot Ladder, summer interns at LFP share their experiences with growing vegetables and providing fresh produce to Airlie Center. They invite you to follow along on their journey as they explore new practices and fresh ideas related to local food.