This spring, Gathering Ground will be working with Jessica Dennis at the Island School to get some early season vegetables sprouting up in the raised beds behind the school. The beds are masterful creations donated by One Small Garden, a business operated by Juliann and Ted Gardener. Two of the beds have plastic covers on top to warm the soil up early in the spring, so we are excited to see what crops we can plant and harvest by the end of the school year. All the gardeners on the Island know that it is a challenge to harvest much of anything before late June, but the greenhouse effect in the raised beds will allow us to get the soil heated up a lot faster!
Image of raised bed courtesy of One Small Garden