Here at the Community Garden at Holy Nativity, we don’t believe that nonfunctional ornamental succulent gardens are the way of the future. We understand that at this point in human history, it is critically important that we begin to grow fresh, local food in our cities, where the people are.
Understandably, So Calif has water issues. This year, a drought has yet to be declared, but we are at extreme lows for rainfall. It will likely be yet another summer of water conservation (the new normal) and LADWP restrictions (practical gardening advice). Under such conditions, what can we do about our vegetable gardens?
This Saturday, May 18 (9am) we will offer a garden class “Low Water, High Yields.” At the Community Garden at Holy Nativity, we try to make the most of every bit of water we use. At Joanne’s home, she has experimented for years with lean-water edibles and water-wise techniques. In short, “low water” doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice yields.
If you cannot make it to the garden class, you can catch up on some of these ideas through our “Water Wisdom” booklet, available at the ECM Etsy site.