While spring seems a very long way off, local gardeners are getting ready now to get back outside, doing research, checking out the latest seed and plant offerings and gardening news, and planning what to grow once warmer weather returns.
Camp Washington volunteers are rolling up their sleeves and developing a two-acre parcel of land on the old Workhouse site into an urban garden. They also have the help of the River City Correctional Center residents who enjoy learning about farming and being outside.
They already have the winter crop in the ground. It consists of bibb lettuce, bok choy, peas, garlic bulbs and strawberries.
Chelsea VandeDrink spends a few minutes with the founder of the Urban Farming organization, Taja Sevelle, who has a local focus on reutilizing rain water by capturing it in 30 barrels purchased through a grant from the Coca-Cola Company, then using that to water the community gardens Urban Farming has around Cincinnati.