The past two months for PUC have been dedicated to planting seeds of change on our farm, in our community, and in the hearts and minds of those around us.
After uprooting all the weeds and clearing the first section of our land with students from Crossroads and Military Academies, we began to lay the new foundation to our urban farm. We dug 7 trenches into the ground, lined them with a layer of cardboard, filled them with new rich soil, and surrounded the trenches with rocks, stones, and bricks that we gathered while digging.
We may not have a lot of money, but we sure are resourceful.
After preparing these trenches/beds, we were finally ready to begin planting! PUC organizers have been growing seedlings in each of our homes for the past month and a half to prepare for our first planting days, and we were given a generous donation of seedlings from Temple University’s Ambler campus.
So far we have planted tomatoes, greens, kale, spinach, beans, carrots, beets, collards and lettuce, both of which have grown real big! And neighbors of all ages have come by to help us plant, water, turn compost, and even build a fence and stairs!