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Victory Garden Watch: Day 6

Progress continued yesterday at the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden , as volunteers built raised beds, creating concentric circles in the soil to prepare the beds for planting. The crew also started raking out the stone ground covering, donated by Lynsgo Garden Materials.

On July 12, we will have a community planting day with Mayor Gavin Newsom and Slow Food Nation Founder, Alice Waters. Nearly 150 volunteers have signed up in advance to participate that day to help plant heirloom varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers and cover crops. The plants include:

Vegetables: Amaranth, Snap Bean, Pole Bean, Dry Bean, Beet, Broccoli Raab, Endive/Escarole, Ground Cherry, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Carrots, Collards, Cowpea, Cress, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Radish, Kale, llacon, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Okra, Bunching Onion, Hot Pepper, Spinach, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatillo, Tomatoes and Turnip.

Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel and Parsley

Flowers: Pollinator-attracting native plants and California native food plants. Calendula, May Flowers, Sunflowers and many others.

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Cover Crops: Buckwheat

Watch this space for more developments on the Victory Garden, and please let us know if you would like to volunteer!

Photos by Naomi Starkman
1. Raised beds
2. Crews moving stone donated by Lynsgo
3. Stone being raked onto the garden design

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Naomi Starkman is the founder and editor-in-chief of Civil Eats. She was a 2016 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford. Naomi has worked as a media consultant at Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, WIRED, and Consumer Reports magazines. After graduating from law school, she served as the Deputy Executive Director of the City of San Francisco’s Ethics Commission. Naomi is an avid organic gardener, having worked on several farms.  Read more >

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