Walnut Way Conservation Corp’s fruit orchard and vegetable gardens are bursting with produce despite this summer’s heat and lack of rain. According to the organization’s environmental specialist Jeremy Davis, more than 300 pounds of peaches were harvested from the orchard. The entire crop sold out in one day, he said.
To help other city gardeners deal with the challenges the weather has posed, the organization recently hosted Summer Gardening 101, a workshop dedicated to caring for a garden during a hot, dry summer. Workshop presenters and participants shared their knowledge of mulching, composting, watering, crop selection and placement, and pest control.