We put the garden to bed over the last few weeks. The water is off and the soil is covered with fresh cover crop, compost, chopped vegetation, and/or straw. Only the kale and some of the herbs are hardy enough for the cold weather that has begun. We have a new compost structure that will serve us well.
It was a great season with many vegetables and herbs harvested for the food pantry and lots of good fellowship in the garden on Saturday mornings. We offered each other advice and encouragement, brainstormed challenges that came up, worked harder while we took turns going on vacation, and enjoyed the bounty of the earth. Working together in this beautiful garden is a real joy, and we invite anyone interested in joining us to stop by the garden some Saturday morning in the spring!