This years fall programing focused on making spaces for education geared at connecting the revolutionary reasons for community garden and the skills building towards making those visions possible. The Fall season for us is September through late November and is based on the weather patterns.
Our partnerships with universities supported the completion of major projects around sheet mulching, new beds, irrigation and seed germination and a station dedicated for seedlings.
In addition, we received a huge donation of seeds that were shared in 20 events as well as given to every visitor of the organization.
The Winter prep began a bit earlier since San Antonio received its first freeze in early November, which negatively affected the majority of our crops.
Winter for the Roots of Change Garden is all about dreaming and scheming for the spring garden season. During the end of November to mid January the garden takes a bit of a vacation to rest and rejuvenate the soil. This time is for our members to spend with their families and reap the harvest from the fall season.
Estimated 20 workdays, bi-weekly and weekly workdays
Average of 5 people per workday, including 2 or 3 ROC CO-OP members
4 Large Workgroup Workdays
St. Mary’s Continuing the Heritage - 30 people
UTSA Honors Students Group (x2) - 30 people
Dr. Cantu’s Nurses Group - 10-15 people
Sheet mulched over 40 yards of mulch
Installed new annual beds with in-ground Irrigation
Built outdoor storage space
Built seed germination tent
Maintained weeds and brush
Planted more perennial and medicinal plants
El Agua Del Pueblo
Pond anniversary / Fall Gardening discussion:
Hosted by Brian Gordon
Moved to following Saturday due heavy rainfall all week,
7 people in attendance, mostly interested in Fall Gardening discussion
Traditional Healing Herbs and Medicinals:
Citrus Grafting / Fruit Tree Care:
Hosted by Justin Duncan of NCAT
Estimated 10 people in attendance, mostly with some prior knowledge.
Great interest in subject, will host more in future
ROC was donated full pallet of seeds (estimated 500-700 lbs of seeds)
Set up and gave away seeds at 20 events
Estimated over 150 families have taken seeds