It has been a busy spring at EarthWise Farm, the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s community garden.
A new outdoor shelter provided by the Beaufort Wine & Food group and the Walmart Neighborhood Market was completed in late April. The shelter has been a great addition to the site, and it is currently being used as a sun shelter during the community garden workdays and as an outdoor classroom for school groups.
Boy Scouts Troop 130 from Morehead City also visited EarthWise in April to build three new raised beds. The raised beds were planted by third grade students from White Oak Elementary School in early May and will serve as simple demonstration gardens for visitors. The beds include one pollinator/butterfly garden, one herb garden and one vegetable garden.
During their visit, the White Oak Elementary students also learned about the nearby estuary and helped to paint vegetable labels as well as a rain barrel.
Community garden workdays began at the end of April and take place every Wednesday evening. Community members work together to plant and maintain the large garden and then share the harvest.
Learn more about the EarthWise Farm or contact Rachel Bisesi at firstname.lastname@example.org.