I just finished sending off my second e-mail to our city councilman about getting permission to use the land across the street for a community garden. Our little plot is growing (pun intended) exponentially. Many of the neighbors have come by the comment on the garden this year and it seems like everyone wants to get involved.
Personally, I’m all for it but I don’t want to be the one who has to do all the digging and drag the hose across the street. I wrote to our councilman last April requesting his assistance in establishing a community garden but I never got an answer. I have this slight niggling thought that I may have missed his response amongst the 60 or 70 emails I get daily. It’s entirely possible. I’m involved in a lot of different stuff and, if I didn’t recognize the sender of an email, I may have ignored it.
At any rate, I know they get their funding for next year on July 1st and I’m hoping he’ll be willing to contribute to the gardening effort. If they would just dig it up one time and get rid of all the gravel and concrete blocks they used to fill it would be a tremendous help. Going a step further…if they installed an irrigation source, I’d be delighted. Dragging the hose across the street is one of my pet peeves. It always gets snagged on something and it takes forever to get it set up.
Of course, it would also be nice to get permission to use the land for a garden. As we invest more and more time and money into it, I have nightmares about the city issuing me a citation, fining me, or, worse yet, deciding to mow the area.
Lots of neighbors want to get involved and I would love to be able to include them but it would be nice if the city laid it all out for us and then everyone could have their own little piece of the action.
Lots to do today. I’ve got to finalize vacation plans and get Steven to an appointment downtown so I better get to it.