Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sidewalk Gardening

Gardening in the city can take a bit of creativity.  Over the past few weeks, we've undertaken some sidewalk gardening on neglected patches of dirt in our neighborhood.  Over-run by toddler-size weeds, some of these sidewalk patches were in desperate need of attention and the kids were eager to do some city gardening.  

With the help of our local florist who offered suggestions and tools, we pulled and raked and planted.  The sidewalk got a pleasant facelift and the kids got the opportunity to plan and execute a great gardening project.

Have you tackled any creative gardening projects in your neighborhood?


  1. My daughter really wants to turn our front yard into a flower garden like some of the other yards in our neighborhood. We are going to try to handle it without spending too much, doing it slowly as we get compost from our worm farm. We are also going to try to capture our rainwater too since, to me, humans and food crops should get water priority over flowers and grass. We will probably start in the spring. Wish me luck. Hopefully, I will have the energy!

    1. Liz, these sound like great projects! I am especially impressed by your anticipated rainwater collection system. Good luck!