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Burlington Community Garden Update August 23, 2013

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The Burlington Community Garden site is taking shape in the back fields of Francis Wyman School!  Since the project started in April, several hundred yards of loam (made available from the Marshall Simonds School project) were sifted and spread over the community garden area.  There was a delivery of 110 yards of compost from the Lexington Composting facility, which was used to improve the quality of the loam/soil.  The Recreation Maintenance crew finished by grading the land and spreading the compost into the existing loam.

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Spreading the loam

composted garden

Composted garden site

The next steps are to bring a water source from the street to the garden, fence off the individual plots for residents and establish a parking area.  Once the garden is completed, we hope to apply for several grants to extend the opportunities of this space (which will include a soil testing station and antique farming exhibit).  The residents and teachers in town are excited about the completion of this community project.

Antique garden tools

Antique garden tools

We would like to thank Bob Hogan (Chairman of Board of Selectmen), Doug Gillingham (Recreation Maintenance Director), the DPW and the Recreation Maintenance Staff for all their hard work and support.  We would also like to thank Peter Coppola (garden manager), Eric Conti (Superintendent of Schools) and Craig Robinson (Director of Finance/Operations) for their continued efforts and support.

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