January 11, 2018 Garden Beds Available to Develop Community Garden at Kainos on Jefferson. Would You Like to Be a Founding Member and Gardener?
Spring is arriving on the mid Peninsula. Have you been waiting for the chance to dig into the dirt -to form and participate in a new Community Garden? We are excited!
Kainos, a home and training center serving adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in southern San Mateo & northern Santa Clara counties, maintains a residence for high functioning young men on Jefferson Ave, near John Gill School in Redwood City. The property has a large back yard with several fruit trees, a composter and several raised beds. Staff doesn’t have the resources to manage the garden but would love to have gardeners that would grow their own produce and share a bit of the produce and be open to the residents observing, and perhaps participating in garden chores from time-to-time.
Is this the community involvement you have been waiting for? Please drop an email to Claire at Gardens@IncredEdMidPen.org or complete the Community Gardening Survey and indicate your interest in the Kainos garden in the Comments section.
January 2018 Whole Foods Community Garden Update
The Whole Foods vegetable garden is growing beautifully and ready to pick. Please visit the garden and help yourself! The kale and lettuce have bolted and are done for the winter. The spinach and herbs are ready to pick. We’ll be planting some pollinator flowers and spring crops soon.
November 6, 2017 Mural and Community Garden at Whole Foods, Redwood City is Dedicated
Learn more about the Whole Foods garden story and activities.
November 2017, Broadway Plaza Planning hopes to include Community Gardens & Orchard
Thursday Claire Felong and Carol Cross were excited to talk again with Peter Tsai, VP of Real Estate Development & Michael You, Assistant Development Manager, of the extensive Sobrato Broadway Plaza project at Broadway and Woodside Roads in Redwood City. Covering almost 6 acres it is a mixed-use project of 400 market-rate residential units, 120 affordable residential units, office and retail space. In their initial April requests in for community input we suggested rooftop gardens, less hardscape, community gardens and pollinator plants. Along with input from many others, they revised and recontacted us about the garden elements. They’ve identified south facing common areas in both the affordable housing and market rate apartments that would work for gardens and we discussed about how fruit trees and pollinator plants could be incorporated into common areas throughout the development. We are looking forward to working with staff on the details of developing and managing the gardens when the apartments are under construction in preparation for new gardeners.
The small number of community gardens on the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula all have long wait lists, so in October 2016 we began an initiative to encourage and support more Community Gardens. Incredible Edible acts as a clearinghouse to match gardeners and landowners and provide the education and support to form new gardens.
Gardens can take a variety of forms from individual plots on an apartment rooftop to communal efforts that offer much of the crop to food banks. We can offer agricultural, organizational, technical & logistical support for the the formative process and ongoing operations of these gardens.
If you are interested in being part of a Community Garden we invite you to take this Community Gardening Survey to identify your interests and skills. We hope to have our first gathering of gardeners who see themselves as garden leaders in November 2018.
Come be part of the movement!