I saw this while driving home from the school run last week. I had to stop and take photos, the sight warmed my heart so much.
This is a corner lot on a fairly busy thoroughfare, but the beds are located on the side street. Five of them! No idea what’s going in but I’m going to be keeping a close eye on them to see how they are planted.
Looks like the sod was maybe smothered with cardboard and then stripped and turned over in the spring.
Then, in with the black gold!
The guy who made them was in his garage, headphones on and table saw blazing. I didn’t have the nerve or heart to hover and stop him to ask about the raised beds, but it looks like either he or someone else there is already an avid structure-builder and gardener, judging from the house-side street garden.
A little leftover good soil, dumped into the arterial side of the parking strip. Guess maybe something’s going in there too!
Extra wood, board ends or fodder for the next garden building project?
I know, I’m a freak, but stuff like this just sends me over the moon. There are so many folks in my neighborhood adding raised beds, ripping up sod, and otherwise making more space for gardens right now. It’s a revolution!