I posted about this garden a few weeks ago, but I just got some new photos in, and couldn’t resist adding them here. (You may recall the garden looked like this, not too long ago.)
This is a garden started by students a couple years ago, right in the middle of campus at UC Davis. It’s in front of the fancy Plant and Environmental Sciences building. Yep, they just tore up some lawn and planted this biointensive garden full of veggies and flowers!
The idea is that anyone can pick and eat food directly from the garden during lunch breaks, or take extra produce home with them at the end of the day. It’s a demonstration garden, a little oasis on campus, and a gathering place for visitors and volunteers.
Here are some highlights:
Red tomatoes never last long on the vine here. There are lots of green ones, though!
The garden flanks the entrance to the Plant and Environmental Sciences building. Appropriate, right?
Props to the person who can name this Asian green.
I totally love the arching trellis for this cucumber plant. (It’s made out of remesh and some wooden stakes. So easy!)
Labels are everywhere.
We installed a little, mobile fence for the exuberant watermelon patch. Every time I walk past, I fold another escaping vine back into the corral.
Also, check out this news video about the garden’s spring celebration. Margaret Lloyd is the garden’s rockstar coordinator.