I went out to the site for our proposed community garden to take some photos yesterday. It’s looking fairly likely that this will be the site for our community garden starting this summer. This park is located at Russell and Mill near the Sandwich windmill. We’re still working out all the details, but everything has been really positive so far. Many more details to follow, but for now, I just started to visually map out there area.
Entering the park from the south. This site is kitty-corner to the Baby Duff house.
Here’s a better shot of the sidewalk entering the park. The path leading to the right seems to be a good bike path that leads along this park area and the site to the left. There’s also some bike racks already down here!
The sign, Mill Street Heritage Park.
The mill itself was recreated in 1992.
Here are the doors for eventual access to water and tools.
There are some apartment buildings and a couple houses that surround the park, it’s not a heavy traffic area, but there’s a fairly regular flow of pedestrian and automobile traffic.
From the other side of the park. The plots will likely be to the left of the picnic tables.
This is a small bit of playground equipment on the other side of the park. I like that this is here, even if it is probably underused.
This edging surrounds the equipment, but I think it will also act as the edging for our garden beds.
This is a better indication of what the edging is actually like, it will sit about 10″ high, since we don’t need to bury it at all. It will just help contain the soil, giving us raised beds.
I guess this stuff is called little tikes, or is made by little tikes?
Here’s a shot from the east-end of the park, near the playground.
This is from the pathway leading from Russell and Mill.
There are some windows in the Windmill, it might be a good site to put a time-lapse camera in there.
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You’ve even got the OK for use of the mill itself? Beautiful!
not sure if it’s the same material as the border panels shown on that page?
Nice find Darren, those look pretty close to me … Glad to see the height of those more clearly!
doesn’t look like they can stack on top of each other though. so still not sure if don will let us remove some grass under the planters. we should try to talk more about the installation of these planters and the details of requirements for the soil prep. i know we started last week, so we can do it again this week.
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