How our garden didn’t grow

Every year we plant a garden at CRC. I believe we are the only building on Omohundro Place with more than a couple of bushes to greet people. But this year, something happened. I don’t know what but hardly anything grew. It started with the blackberry bushes, which have produced bushels of berries for the…

Necessity is the mother of invention

Last year, at garden planting time at CRC World Headquarters, I purchased one of those hoses with tiny little holes that theoretically lay flat on the ground so as to water the plants and not the surrounding driveway and sidewalk. That was only a theory. In reality, the hose was furiously coiled and probably watered…

Necessity is the mother of invention

Last year, at garden planting time at CRC World Headquarters, I purchased one of those hoses with tiny little holes that theoretically lay flat on the ground so as to water the plants and not the surrounding driveway and sidewalk. That was only a theory. In reality, the hose was furiously coiled and probably watered…

The West wasn’t won on salad

That is from a North Dakota Beef Council advertisement in 1990, but I think it’s an entirely appropriate way to begin a post on the fruit and vegetable garden at CRC World Headquarters. We have significant progress, especially compared to last year when Bad Mommy decided she was too cheap to water and bad veggies…

Vegetables in training

The fruit and vegetable garden at the world headquarters of the Community Resource Center has been planted and is now officially growing. Last year, I made a terrible strategic mistake due to my extremely cheap nature and the fact that I didn’t have a hose. I decided to let nature take care of the watering….

How does your garden grow?

We’re getting off to somewhat of a slow start in the Community Resource Center edible garden. My grand vision of this was that the garden would be overflowing with fruits and vegetables for passers-by who might have eaten more recently at a soup kitchen than a bountiful garden. And it will get there. The tomato…