I think communities today have it backwards… increasingly immense houses are being erected on pint-sized lots. After all, our pint-sized kids don’t play in the yard anymore. Nope, there’s no time for that in the schedule.
William Reader established his lush garden on a dusty old hilltop on the south side of downtown Calgary. It took him only 7 years, which is astounding when you consider the ever-shortening length of our summers around here.
I had heard much ado about this garden but nothing prepared me for the monumental scale of his undertaking. It will make any avid gardener swoon. And I couldn’t help but reflect that prehaps my next home (when it comes time to downsize and our little ones have flown the coop) might be a modest version of this…a home with a substantial yard on all four sides and fresh, prolific loam as far as the eye can see… Might have to move to a small town for that!
Sigh… I know… the kids well never leave home. Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?? Might be time to find a community garden nearby…
Here are a few photos from my ramble. (more recipes next time:)