Transition Bay St Margarets has established a public educational vegetable garden in the Spring, 2012. This garden is intended to inspire everyone about the ease and productivity of growing some of your own vegetables. The garden is located at the Crossroads, immediately to the East of the existing landscape garden installed by the St Margarets Bay Garden Club.
We have installed 3 raised beds and a large 'insta-garden' potato patch. An 'insta-garden' is made by laying down cardboard on top of lawn, and placing 3 to 6" of soil or compost on top the cardboard. Traditionally, the first crop is potatoes. By the time the cardboard breaks down, the grass is dead and the potatoes grow through. Transitioners are all about converting lawns into gardens, and an 'insta-garden' can be installed without breaking the sod!
(Photo by Robert Cervelli)
In late September, several volunteers made the first harvest of potatoes, carrots, beets, red and green cabbage, onions, rutabaga and Swiss chard. Approximately 60 pounds of vegetables were harvested, and presented to the St Margarets Bay Food Bank.
(Photo by Gesar Mukpo)
Contact us if you are interested in helping at the Educational Vegetable Garden during the 2013 gardening season!