[8/4/09 update – read “sustainable blather” by an ashland, oregon permaculturist]
I like to think of the empty Uptown lot between Uptown Apartments, the 60%-off-Uptown-Apartment-price orange apartments, the FOX and Sears as an empty slate. Somewhere that a little red hen could peck some living out of the ground by planting wheat. Hence the title of this post.
We’ve one big dirt lot with a bunch of gravel strewn about, native plants (weeds), a sometimes doggie pooch runabout lot, and a perch for pigeons and giant ravens. Measures at least 100 by 200 feet in size.
Who will guerrilla garden the lot with me?
It is August and too late to plant sunflowers (should be planted in april/may) or corn… and the soil is mostly dustry, compacted clay. Here’s what should happen.
a) drop a few bags of compost on the ground in a geometric shape. (rectangle, triangle) maybe turn half of the area before doing this. water.
b) wait a month
c) plant garlic, because it grows all winter. everyone eats garlic right?
So who’s with me?