In late December, I happened to notice an unusual but nonetheless familiar site on the grounds of St. James Catholic Church in Petaluma.
Aha! Mulch and compost!
Of course I had to enter the grounds to see what was going on. In doing so, I discovered the beginnings of mulched/composted beds and raised beds as well as the construction outlines of a very large landscaping project…
My Mulch Correspondent instincts were fully activated. In short order, I discovered a major community garden project by the parishioners of St. James. The results of my “investigation” will be reported in Part II of this series on January 18.
As a partial tease, I offer this closing note–The garden will be almost 3/4 of an acre in size and will include the cultivation of vegetables grown from heirloom seeds. For those who can’t wait until the next article on January 18, contact Lois Pearson 763-8467, firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacy Arancio 769-8657, email@example.com