This summer, the teens working with Urban Tilth in Richmond, Calif., made great progress in expanding the community gardens along the Richmond Greenway with new raised bed gardens, a fruit tree orchard, a grape trellis and work on Berryland. The gardens finish off the summer as a lush oasis along the trail, with the well-tended beds kept weed-free and watered by the hard work of the youth and community stewards. The Watershed Project’s native plant gardens are also expanding with additional areas cleared of weeds and planted with natives that attract birds, butterflies and bees. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy was able to join in the celebration of the summer’s accomplishments at the August Second Saturday work party, where we gave out helmets for safety and locks and lights supplied by Mike’s Bikes of Berkeley.
If you missed last week's webinar on gardening along rail-trails, you can still watch the recorded version and take a look at our new garden resource center.
Photo by Steve Schweigerdt/Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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