We made it through another winter. Here on the West Coast we've been rewarded for sticking it out with a few days of gorgeous weather. It almost feels like summer. What a change from soggy March. We went from hiding in front of the fire to thinking about the garden in a flash.
The arugula is growing in it's own window box this year, you can see those little sprouts getting big above. I thought a window box would help us in harvesting and reseeding the arugula. Last year we found they got too hot and would bolt really easily so I'm hoping I can move this baby around to maximize yield. The tomato box was sown with anything and everything I could find and is just starting to sprout. The garden planning is in full swing for the big back garden and the leeks are still growing strong.
It's these beautiful days that remind us how lucky we are to live here in the west. The sun always gets me thinking about this wonderful community we have around us.
I recently attended a workshop on building resilient communities in Victoria, BC. So many uber creative ideas were shared and it really got me thinking about new & interesting projects. One of the ideas that kept coming up was a community garden. My affinity for community gardens is clear but it was so interesting getting the perspectives of others. A big point that was made was the need to build a sense of agency in the community, a sense that what they want to do can be done. I feel like community gardens can really be a big step towards this by being accessible and building a sense of inclusion. One speaker was saying their plans for their community garden include free plots for the homeless people that live around them. Talk about that for building community and bringing people of all walks of life together. Loved it!