TOPP staff is busy working on planting schedules and considering new spaces for donation gardens.
In 2010, TOPP built the Rainbow Garden on Glenview Community Church's lovely south lawn with the help of a rented sod-cutter (thank you, Home Depot) and strong volunteers.
First planting day at the Rainbow Garden in 2010.
What's New in the Garden
TOPP staff has transplanted hundreds -- yes, hundreds -- of tomato, pepper, eggplant and tomatillo seedlings at Botanic One Design's greenhouse. The seedlings started out on aluminum trays in seed-starting medium. Transplanting them to larger pots with garden soil will give the seedlings room to spread their roots and grow using nutrients in the soil.
Peas and wheat have been planted in the Peace Garden, and dandelions have been duly squashed.
Prep is also happening in the Rainbow Garden -- digging up beds, removing weeds, and tending to the scarecrow, who had a more difficult winter than the rest of us. Peas, beets and greens will soon be planted in this garden space.