Friday, July 9, 2010

Rain, rain

We have a shed! And a rain-catchment system! Things are really moving along with the Walnut Hill Community Farm. In June we built a shed, constructed a gutter system on the shed to funnel water into our rain barrels, had the first meeting of the community gardeners, started selling produce to the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill and at the Thursday Clark Park Farmer's Market, AND the Enterprise Center got a huge grant from PECO to start construction on the hardscape of the farm and pocket park. Wowee!

With the PECO money we've purchased a 1,000 gallon water tank that we will use to catch water from the roof of the SEPTA station that's next to the farm, and we plan to get a solar-powered pump to get the water up the slope to water the farm.

Now, if it would only rain . . .

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