Â Before tilling
Our first foray into tilling the two Community Garden plots gathered a dear friend and her neighbor, who brought his small rototiller. After two hours, we hadÂ 1/3 tilled. This morning it was my beekeeping pal and a young woman I met through garden consulting work, who brought “Mommy’s Machine” – a mean tilling machine! Half an hour later: done! I staked out the plots for the beans and corn, then raked half. Â On Thursday morning, after the rain but before the heat (91!F) sets in, yet another friend and I, and who knows how many more that I invited, will come and sow the beans.
And so I am already harvesting, big time. So many people, some of whom I didn’t know at all, some of whomÂ I had met just once, some friends, are coming to Â help with this harebrained scheme! This morning, when Amie was sick and I needed a quick sitter, a friend showed up as soon as she heard. Â That’s community!