Well Gabriola is a pretty special place and the community here has established a commons consisting of, among other things, a community garden where residents of the island can grow their own food. Heather was delighted to hear that there were spaces available and applied for one. The cost for the garden, she found, was so small that it felt like pocket change.
I swear she has been there every day tearing out weeds, preparing the soil and planting. Garlic, Radishes, Kale, and others. She was excited to find strawberry and blueberry plants among the weeds and carefully saved them.
I recently had to go down south for a while and when I returned I was mightily impressed to find this beautiful space that she has so carefully reconstructed.
Here's shot of her in the garden as she began clearing. Actually, she had already done a fair amount of work by the time I got there but you get the idea....
I've been somewhat blown away with this transition as my thoughts about gardening don't have much to do with dirt.