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Community Garden Revival: The Lazarus Project

A photo of Drew OdomThe community garden revival: I call this the Lazarus Garden. Why you ask? Because it stinketh and I am going to bring it back from the dead!

 
anotherkindofdrew
6/10/2010 10:06:10 AM

@Shannon - Here you go! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0qoUw80F0I


anotherkindofdrew
6/9/2010 9:41:16 AM

@Shannon - I actually have a few that need trimming so look for that video by Friday! I'll keep it short too. hahahahaha Oh, and the weeds never end. In fact, eventually they will learn to disguise themselves as plants and flowers. hahahaha. LOL


s.m.r. saia
6/9/2010 9:28:00 AM

Wow, that is one big garden. If you ever feel like posting a video about exactly how to trim up a tomato plant - where to cut and why - I can guarantee you a rapt audience of at least one!!! My tomatoes look a little like those in the video. I understand that if you have too many leaves then the plants just keep making leaves instead of fruit, but I'm not sure how or where to trim, so I don't feel confident enough to do it..... I'm in the midst of a major garden de-weeding right now. It seems never-ending...


anotherkindofdrew
6/9/2010 5:19:39 AM

Hey there Dave. The hat is more about protection than looks...trust me. hahahah. It has a very wide brim that covers my neck as much as it shades my face. When you spend so much time bending over in the full sun, it is important to protect your skin. And my father was diagnosed with skin cancer a year or so ago so we take UV prevention very seriously now, as you can imagine. The bibs are just what I enjoy wearing 'cause when I bend over I don't show the world my backside. hahahhahah. You are right. Nothing like having the right clothes to work in. I don't have endless energy. Trust me. In fact, ask me why I do it when I am rolling out of the sack at 5:30am. I just have a deep sense of commitment to what I believe in and I know that these first few years are going to be more work than pleasure and I want to establish my own gardens as well as the stewardship ideals I feel I am supposed to example to others. I am a big boy (well, not THAT big...but big) so moving around comfortably is important. I don't want to damage plants by snagging them or bumping into them or always rubbing up on them. As for the community garden....when you are talking about 1800 ft. long rows, the space in between is vital for getting the tiller down them as I have had to do this past week. Solar pond pump is doing great. I'll do an update next week just for you! Gotta get moving now. Take care and God bless you too, my friend.


nebraska dave
6/8/2010 11:18:19 PM

Drew, I like the hat and think I detected bibs in the last segment. I been thinkin’ bout gettin’ me one a them straw hats. There’s nothing like having the right comfortable gardening clothes to work in the garden. You must have endless energy to take on a community garden in addition to the many gardens of your own. Of course, I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend than to spruce up a community garden. Your gardens really have wide spaces in between the rows. I guess it would be great for tiller cultivation to clean up the garden weeds. I use the raised beds with mulch method but of course it would be a killer to grow large production that way. How’s the solar pump pond doing? I looking forward to the next energetic post. I get tired just watching you explain all that you do. God bless you for all that you do to help others in need.