the bounty from the labors of the cosmos organicos garden collective.

the bounty from the labors of the cosmos organicos garden collective. I.

we’ve had an employee garden at organic valley for years and have mostly small mountains of garlic for the past few years.

this year we joined forces with other gardeners and dubbed ourselves the cosmos organicos garden collective and have about 12 active beds that contain all manner of Good Things – garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, toooooons of salad greens, onions, broccoli, squash, tomatillos and on and on and on. it’s been a lot of fun working with five other wise and industrious green thumbs to keep on top of the chores. in the end it’s been less work than “going it alone” as we’ve done in the past. i think we’ll definitely continue on as part of the group effort next year. who knows maybe we’ll continue to grow and eventually the entire space will be managed by the collective :-)

in the background, you can see the work being done on headquarters after the fire.

the bounty from the labors of the cosmos organicos garden collective. II.

here’s the view from the other end of the garden. i wish i could figure out how to take the close up of each bed and stitch them together in a panorama to show end to end view. it’s quite a garden – the power of the collective!

7 thoughts on “the bounty from the labors of the cosmos organicos garden collective.”

  1. It’s sad that one needs to have some local perspective of the site to grasp the significance of the photo. But, I do have both. And, I love both pictures!

    They are both great pictures in, and of themselves, but they are so much more in context with the site at the moment in time.

  2. thanks george. i was going to write a much longer post tying together the efforts of the cooperative and the rebuild and the importance of the garden collective creating new growth in the context of the rebuilding effort but i ran out of time. so glad so you got the larger context!

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