In the spring of 2012, Westwood Church started a community garden. It is among my favorite things in the whole wide world.
Russ put a Square Foot garden grid and a small trellis on our plot. I planted seeds and plants and took pictures. Then I planted more seeds and plants. And took more pictures. And rearranged. And took more pictures.
We had a huge delicious bowl of lemon basil pesto pasta, some wonderful beets and a few onions. Otherwise, we just admired how beautiful the plants were. And, you know, took pictures.
We met several gardeners from the surrounding neighborhoods who came to garden with us, gardeners from our own church family we had not known before, or not known well, and one very kind man walking his dogs who came to see the garden and ended up meeting the wonderful family that is Westwood Church. I imagine there are thirty sets of such stories from thirty gardening families…just perhaps none who found themselves in quite as obsessive of a plant-photograph-rearrange cycle as I did.
So while the only tangible things I have to share this year are pictures, I do believe Westwood’s community garden was a beautiful, understated, resounding, incredible success.
Here are my pictures…