Introduction: Suburban Organic Food Garden
We believe this is the first suburban community food garden in South Africa . The concept is that local residents can walk to a public space and enjoy fresh organic herbs and vegetables for a nominal fee.
It began earlier in 2011 with a large work party clearing the land. All weeds, especially grass, was cleared and then the sand area made level.
Design work on Google Sketchup 7 also included here...
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Step 1: Building the Raised Beds
After clearing, we used pine wood to create a natural edging of the vegetable beds and the paths.
The beds were then filled with an organic compost mix ready for planting.
Step 2: Planting the Beds
Each month we add more plants and more beds.
Here are the latest pictures where we have now planted a lemon tree and extended two of the beds.
The final phase will include seating and composting for the residents.