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Second Annual Peninsula Edible Gardens Tour, 11 August

a benefit for local food assistance programs

gardens two and five: Two Community Gardens

Community gardens are a fairly new concept here on the Peninsula.  The Klipsan Community Garden is a couple of years old (I think) and is used by several Ocean Park families and a girl scout troop.  It is behind Jimella and Nancy’s Market Café in the Klipsan Beach neighbourhood.  In England, this would be called an allotment patch.

Klipsan Community Garden

Klipsan Community Garden

I grew up in the Seattle of P-Patches so am used to the concept.  The Seattle community gardens are a lot more exuberant and colourful than these, but perhaps these will grow into that in a few years. I especially remember the beauty of the P-Patch near Allan’s parents’ former home in the Wedgewood neighbourhood and the gorgeous Tilth community gardens in Wallingford.

Klipsan Community Garden

Klipsan Community Garden

local Girl Scout Troop garden plot at Klipsan

local Girl Scout Troop garden plot at Klipsan

After the Klipsan stop, we toured two more gardens whose entries will follow this one.  On the way home we took a quick look at a very recent addition to the community gardens of the Peninsula.  It is brand new this year, but has potential.  At 11th and Oregon, it is only a block from my mom’s old garden.  I happen to know that the neighbours right by this pea patch are gardeners themselves, so it must be fun for them to observe its creation.

Long Beach community garden

Long Beach community garden

Now back to the rest of the tour: a small and a very large edible garden…

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