Sunday, January 28, 2018

This Is Where We Are

City staff hosted a special guest at its property on Chihuahua and Seymour this week.  The purpose of the event was to promote urban gardening.

Veggies were there for the picking.  A fence will eventually block access to the garden.

I spy LMT photographer Cuate Santos getting a group shot.

The garden setup is well done.  Some plants are more mature than others.

The old house that sits on the property is in a state of disrepair.

Props to the workers who help maintain this project.

1 comment:

  1. No props. Think about it the mass money suck for a yield that won't even feed that group standing there for more than a month - $$ to hire the non-Master gardener (you know who), $$ to pay city staff to plant and maintain, $$ for these workshops for what people do in their own homes, $$ thrown to an activity that unsupported groups have been doing for years and years (note: the awesome community gardens of a couple of the local high schools, the one at the church in Rio Bravo, the one at the Holding Institute, the ones that were started by Keep Laredo Beautiful which was already being paid to start the gardens in town). What bothers me is that the city never supports organic, grassroots (pun not intended) growth and initiative but wants to always hire & do "it's own" with its own people. Oh, and then call it "new, never done before." Give me a break!