Tomorrow, we turn an empty lot into a huge community garden!

Building 110 garden beds, moving a few gazillion cubic yards of soil, then partying till we fall over? Yes we can! For tomorrow morning, the rain will stop, the clouds will part, and the people of the south side will come together for building the greatest community garden Bay View has ever seen!

Eleven pallets of wood,

Two huge piles of dirt and leaf mulch,

All te become 110 raised beds.

Hell yes we can!


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

2 thoughts on “Tomorrow, we turn an empty lot into a huge community garden!”

  1. We did 93 raised beds in one day, so I’m sure, with enough people-power, you could do 110. How did it go?

    1. It went fantastically well, better than anyone had dreamed! We had at least 150 volunteers come out, and with all the donated wood, leaf mulch, and especially the labor, we built all of the beds in less than eight hours!

      The Bay View Compass has an article on the finished product, and some great photographs too. Especially the one of my daughter. 😉

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