The goal of this project is to provide fresh vegetables and fruit to the Nevada County, California residents who need it. It will provide a nature outlet for people who want to work outside and get good exercise.
This area was once an old gravel parking area with poor drainage.
A new French drain was installed by Todd Daniels.
6 yds. of base rock was installed for the access road from the entry to the lawn.
The materials for the raised beds were donated by Diamond Pacific of Auburn.
On October 14, 2023, 30 volunteers showed up to build 11 of the 12 4’x12′ raised beds.
Small beds will be built along the fence for vines like grapes, raspberries, peas and beans.
The 1/2″ square vinyl fabric was installed under each bed to keep out the gophers and voles. Then soil was installed over the fabric. This soil is just a filler because the roots of the plants will probably not penetrate this layer. A good soil/compost mix will be installed on top of this layer for the planting medium.
Somebody donated 10 yds. of composted horse manure and some high school students from Foresthill Christian school put it in the beds.
Somebody donated this beautiful Tuff Shed to the community garden to store the tools and supplies and to mount the controller.
Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply donated the soil to fill up all the beds.