GardenWalk Buffalo, the largest garden tour in America, started right here on the West Side of Buffalo. Over 20 years ago about 25 gardeners founded the event as a way to change the image of their neighborhood and to proclaim to the world there was beauty and value here. While GardenWalk looked a lot different this year 5 Loaves Farm was still able to partake in one of the special programs they offer.
As the event grew, GardenWalk has been able to give out grants to community organizations for projects to improve and beautify their neighborhoods. This year we received one such award to install native plants along the “hell-strip”, or right-of-way between the sidewalk and the road. These plantings will not only help beautify the neighborhood but actually play an important role in increasing the fertility of the farm and our connections to our neighbors. Continue reading “Thursday, July 30”