Magic Touch & Her Barefoot Garden

The Barefoot Garden is the first Community Garden inspired by Re-Establishing Roots.

It is comprised of a Community of Friends.

Magic Touch & The Barefoot GardenCommunity Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, from neighbors sharing their crop, to a full fledged CSA, all the way to the Edible Forest, which provides food for all…

First up: Inspiration

The Barefoot Garden is the first Community Garden inspired by Re-Establishing Roots.

Re-Establishing Roots for a Healthful Community through Gardening.

Our Community is comprised of friends. We are pulling resources to produce nourishing food without using chemicals.

Planning:

Waiting for the snow to melt took the longest. Went out and measured the area, and there is enough room to install a Garden 21′ X 21′, 441 square feet of Garden. The Garden is in full Sun. Zone 6.

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

Plotting:

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

Fencing:

Our fence will be a simple Kennel Fence supported by 4″ X 4″ fence posts with metal post placed midway along the sides. Tent pegs will further secure the fence to the ground.

Make sure you check with your Local Municipality for  permitting requirements.

In Pa we must notify Pa One Call.

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…Marking the corners. Cut 4 pieces of string the length of your sides.

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

Supplies: shovel, posthole digger, level, square, string, measuring tape, cement to secure post, and muscle (My son Michael provided the muscle.)

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

We chose Kennel Fence, 48″ high.

Soil:  Our choice will be to add Mushroom Soil and Peat Moss. We will till the area, add the compost and re till. We will be using Composting holes throughout the Garden to provide ongoing Nourishment.  Plants:  We will be planting Veggies, Herbs, and Flowers. A Garden for all Seasons.  Harvest:  Harvesting will be done along the way as the plants  Magic Touch will be doing a Veggie Garden in 2014 for the first time ever...Planning is the key. I have gathered together friends who will be helping with The Barefoot Garden. In turn, they will be getting Tomatoes!  And then we need to clear up those Gardening tips which only add to the confusion of The Novice Gardener...Like myself...  Check out Gardening Wives' Tales for more info...We will be re-purposing an old door for the gate. Check out the DIY Garden Gate, The Barefoot Garden

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

Mike Brown playing Amazing Grace in a mini-dedication ceremony…

Time to start working the soil…..

For details on Amending the Soil

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5 thoughts on “Magic Touch & Her Barefoot Garden

    • Thanks Linda. I am having a blast. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. My son came and finished the fence tonight and I plan to get the rest of the plots ready for planting over the weekend. I need to get the onions in…LOL…Stay tuned…

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