Digging in @ Chesterbrook

Last Thursday marked the beginning of a new vegetable garden at Chesterbrook Housing Community in Waltham. With six cubic yards of compost dumped, the kids and HW staff got digging as we shuttled wheelbarrows of the rich, black soil over to the garden’s new location. From an eyeball-estimate, it seemed that the kids were able to move over a third of the huge pile in under two hours in high heat and humidity!

It was quite a sight to see such great teamwork in motion. The only thing that seemed to stop the kids was the storm clouds that came rolling in towards the end of our session! Later this week, we will continue to transport compost in addition to transplanting two apple trees.

Rebekah

Images by Rebekah Carter (2011).

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Healthy Waltham is a civic group committed to improving the quality of life for people who live, work, and learn in Waltham. Based on the Healthy Communities movement spreading across Massachusetts, Healthy Waltham embraces the principles of community involvement, shared community values, a vision for the future, and community based solutions. Healthy Waltham's Garden Blog intends to inform students, parents, and city residents about our activities in the public schools, community centers, and around town. Questions and comments should be sent to blog@healthy-waltham.org.
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