Victory Garden Watch: Day 9 | Civil Eats

Victory Garden Watch: Day 9

Another tremendous group of volunteers came out today to continue to make final installations for the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden. A huge thanks goes out to Carol Brewer, Linda Trunzo, Carter McRee, Monica Scott, Maximiliian Godino, Ashley Miller, Claire Kellerman (Maui Permaculture Network), Shilpa Kumar, Bill Mohler, Christine Choi, Crystal Choi, Crystal Garcia and Lyn Spataro.

The drip irrigation has been installed, the raised beds have been created and the rice straw wattle fencing surrounding the perimeter of the garden is going up. Final touches are also being made to the soap box.

Tomorrow, close to 4,000 plants will be traveling from their home at City Slicker Farms to the Victory Garden, in anticipation of the community planting day on July 12.

We’re so grateful to the hundreds of people who have agree to volunteer this day: there has been an amazing outpouring of support and we’ve quickly reached capacity for planting. Thanks goes to everyone who signed up in advance. Due to the sensitivity of the planting space, we won&rsquot be able to tap any more planting volunteers, though we certainly welcome folks to come down and join the spirited day of creating a truly sustainable future!

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During the summer, we will be coordinating guided tours and demonstrations of the Slow Food Nation Victory Garden. We will need stewards and docents to help us make the garden a viable demonstration and educational tool. If you would like to volunteer, please email us at victorygarden@slowfoodnation.org.

Photos by Naomi Starkman
Photo 1: The garden comes together
Photo 2: Monica Scott & Carter McRee build the fence

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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 and co-founded the Food & Environment Reporting Network. 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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