In 2013, with help from community and church members of the Milagro Christian Church, the Miracle Community Garden was developed into a productive community resource. In 2014 the garden was expanded and currently contains 24 beds ranging from 4’ x 4’ to 4’ x 12”. The gardeners donate extra produce to the local Care and Share Food Bank, with community gardener, Deric, reporting that he delivered over 500 pounds of food on behalf of the garden in 2014.
|Above: straw bale cold frame built around a 4' x 4' hot bed. |
Below: Season Extending structures participants install
hoops on a bed that is currently home to a thriving winter crop.
|Photos taken the day after the nighttime temperature reached -9 |
degrees on November 11, 2014.
In mid-December, the community gardeners report that their crops continue to thrive, providing fresh salads for members of the garden and the Milagro Christian Church.