Written by Frieda Lim, Slippery Slope Farm, PS133 Garden of Wonder Coordinator, PS29 Edible Community Garden Project Co-Leader At the end of our school year, PS133 was awarded a garden grant. We went forward and created an urban demonstration green campus that showcases scalable modern systems with sub-irrigation and rain gutter gardens. Our garden classroom is experimental. We created what Bob Hyland’s coined “Verticans”. These are 3 strawberry towers inspired by African Sack Gardens, but with infrastructure that we’re Beta testing as well as growing medium/compost ratios.
Our kids got to seed the garden before school let out and now we’re opening our gates so they and you can check out how things are progressing through a series of six Saturday at our Garden of Wonder Market. The garden is still a work in progress that will generate a limited amount of produce, but a great amount of knowledge. Bob Hyland will be giving workshops and will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have. (I will also be on hand at times) There will be garden related activities for kids.
We hope to see you starting this Saturday, July 14th from 10-1 for six consecutive Saturdays at PS133–8th Street and 4th Avenue, Park Slope!