As you may know, SLUGS has been partnering with the Haultain Common for 2012 and holding monthly workshops/work parties at the Common. We’re stoked to have the chance to work with the Commoners because it gives us a chance to put all our gardening learning into practice while helping to build an amazing community food resource.
We’ve been snapping photos when we have a chance throughout the year, and I wanted to put them together in one place so you could see the evolution of what we’ve been working on. From a dormant winter garden on a drafty February afternoon to a riotous food forest in the August heat, here is the season at the Common!
In case you haven’t heard about the Haultain Common, here’s a bit of background: It’s a boulevard garden located at the intersection of Haultain and Asquith in Fernwood. The Common was started by Rainey Hopewell and Margot Johnson, and has always been a collaborative community effort. There are always neighbourhood folks stopping by to help work or harvest, and lots of curious passers by who stop to ask questions and often stay to help out. The Common is on public land and is a public food resource. All are welcome to get their hands dirty working in the garden or to stop and harvest some berries or vegetables to eat.