This weekend we were happy to join our gardening efforts to Sunday's "Global Work Party" organized by Bill McKibben's 350.org. Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity - but we're currently at 388. 350.org encouraged folks worldwide to band together to start projects that will help curb climate change. Our humble effort to lower food miles by sourcing our food closer to home at our next door parking lot was in solidarity with nearly 8000 projects worldwide - some big, some small. Climate change is one thing we're going to have to figure out a way to work together on. It was heartwarming to see our little garden in this context. Thanks so much to Santa Fe Colleges "Saints for Sustainability" for their support and hard work!
Some warm-weather veggies - peppers here - in the island that divides the the parking lot in half (we're hoping the surrounding asphalt will create a warm micro-climate (and some salsa ingredients) till at least late fall . . .
Last spring's corn now replaced with roselle . . .
Beautifying the neighboring "traffic calming devise" with pollinator attracting Penta, interspersed with nutritious broccoli and brussel sprouts, the last of the summer basil and a few tiny sunflowers . . .
Now, grow all of you!