Gateway Trail Community Gardens

Handing out free barley & veg salad -- made with organic veggies & herbs harvested on the spot at Gateway Trail Community Gardens.

Pics from my recent demo on Aug 21st at Gateway Trail Community Gardens on Parade of Community Gardens Day. Terri, Laurie & Brian harvested whatever was ripe for my organic barley salad. We threw in cukes, kale, bokchoy, green beans, yellow zucchini, lots of delicious cherry tomatoes, plus generous amounts of oregano, tarragon, parsley, purple basil, etc.

It happened to be on the route of Day 2 of the 60-mile Susan G. Komen Walk for Breast Cancer. I handed out free samples to many pink-clad walkers! Some said it was the best thing they’d eaten all day. 😀  Apparently the route is lined with well-wishers and official pit-stops handing out all manner of energy bars, candy and other packaged foods (which is understandable but perhaps monotonous over 3 whole days).

I knew my cuke & corn costumes would come in handy.

East-side gardeners have done an amazing job creating the Gateway Trail Community Gardens at Arlington Ave & 1-35E. A former parking lot, it’s only in its second year and looks amazing. DNR owns the lot and put in the water source. Citizens grow all manner of veggies & herbs in 16 plots.

It’s a beautiful sight as seen from the Trail which runs past the garden’s entire length. There’s a stunning Shinto-style gateway and sign as well, of which you can see a corner in this photo.

Thanks to Miss Cuke & Miss Corn, aka Summer and Brianna, and a big thanks to Laurie Krivitz of GTCG and the Ramsey County Gardeners Club for hosting.


One thought on “Gateway Trail Community Gardens

  1. Tina Cassler

    Great to meet you and everyone at the Gateway Community Trail Gardens. The organic barley salad you shared was d’lish and hearty! Also, thanks for the recipes on your blog. Giving me more great ideas for our summer garden’s bounty!


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