Saturday, July 26, 2008
Coyote Garden is gone...but not forgotten
I suppose it is not a surprise that the vegetable garden downtown did not last. I was at the garden last weekend and it had just been planted with annuals. Although I am sad to see the garden go in retrospect I think perhaps it not the best spot for couple reasons.
The first reason is because the land is cared for by the city - so although I would definitely argue it is under used - it IS maintained by the city...so maybe we should not be 'guerilla'ing there - I dunno. The reason we chose this location to plant a vegetable and herb garden was because Galt Gardens is often a gathering space for homeless. The garden was a political as well as practical statement.
The second reason is because the vegetables did not seem to make it for very long - many of the plants seemed to be eaten down by animals - deer and rabbits I would guess (at least - as I told a friend - that is what the optimist in me chooses to believe rather then 'vandalized').
Thirdly watering the garden was difficult...although there was a city hose there we could not access it.
Coyote Garden was a wonderful community project, and I don't regret a minute of it.
Posted by Sure at 10:57 PM