2014 was a busy year for the Eastside Sprout Community Garden. Despite the usual hot and dry summer, production in the gardens in the spring and fall were substantial. More importantly the garden offered opportunities to educate and bring people together for service projects in the garden. A highlight this year for the garden was hosting SicloVerde in April. Eastside Sprout was the start point for a a bike tour that stopped at 10 community gardens around the city. We also had 2 large composting bins constructed by volunteers from Boeing. This year the community garden annual report was done in brochure fashion and highlights some of the activities in the garden for 2014. The Eastside Sprout gardeners and partners look forward to a fruitful year in 2015!
We had a good turn out of folks at our work day on Saturday. The main projects were getting two beautiful brightly painted metal benches set in concrete and building a new bed. Its almost spring planting time so we've begun cleaning out some of the beds, getting them ready for tomatoes, squash and other spring and summer veggies!
Our community garden hosted a garden workshop on Saturday sponsored by Green Spaces Alliance. It was a little wet and chilly but we had a great turn out. The workshop focused on creating and maintaining sustainable gardens. The cool and wet weather did not deter dedicate gardeners and it was a fun morning of sharing ideas.