Fall Update

 

 

We’ve been busy on site, so it’s been a while since this site saw some love.  Manheim Park + Garden has seen two major events last month

October 13th, Christmas in October

Via our crowdfunding campaign, we were fortunate to be receive a generous donation of  materials and labor from Bayer though Christmas in October.  This included a chicken coup, construction of a hoop house (greenhouse,) and mulching of brush from the north end of the site that is become the food forest.

Gardener and neighbor Jason helping volunteers construct the greenhouse

 

Mulching brush from the food forest

 

We have immense gratitude toward the folks at Christmas in October and Bayer, whom we were excited to show off our approach to agriculture.  These projects are pushing our development ahead nicely.

Gardeners and volunteers sharing a lunch catered by our wonderful friend Justin Clark at Urban Cafe.

October 28th, Harvest Festival

The following weekend we hosted Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ 3rd annual Harvest Festival. This neighborhood get together included a potluck, barbecue, taiko performance and the event was followed by an evening local poetry collective performance.

 

establishing rain collection from Emmanuel Manor’s down spout
Gardeners and volunteers digging trenches for the pipe
Plumber Leonard and gardener Steve planning the install location of the rain barrels.

We’re continuing to move forward on preparing the food forest and establishing a rain collection system. As always, come by Sundays between 10am-2pm to say hi to us, see the site, or help out. Walk-ins welcome, we love meeting you all.

-Jacob

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