If you live nearby or travel in central Phoenix at the intersection of Central and Indian School, you have probably seen the NE corner and the Phoenix Renews Community Garden, which for just over the last 4 1/2 years has occupied an abandoned 15 acre lot. In a shock to all of us, a deal was struck with the parties that kept this land tied up, and now it is reverting back to the Department of the Interior, BIA. Much like the previous decades it will sit empty and unused. It would be nice if we got a lease with the Feds, for several more years, but even a courtesy 180 day eviction so we could slow down, harvest, and have an orderly removal from the site, would be nice. Instead, we have a week, basically.
http://www.wbrc.com/story/34424949/phoe ... ld-to-move
But this isn't about that. I have a lot of produce, and can't use it all at once. If people are interested in baby bok choy, butterleaf lettuce, or Italian Kale, come over to the garden today. I'm trying to organize a fire sale for people to sell off some of what they have.
Some of what I have won't really be ready, but I will harvest celery and more chard from the rows before final eviction.
I also have a lot of spring broccoli and cabbage that can be dug out and planted at your garden, if you have one. These are pretty big, but may survive.
I have(had) 2 raised beds, 2 rows on flood irrigation, and in the fall I constructed a large in ground bed:
It started like this:
At the end before compost was added and planting:
It all gets bulldozed on the 16th or 17th!
Nothing more enjoyable than a good hike out of town.