Holladay Community Garden begins
There is a common color all around the garden right now......green. We still have a month or two before a complete rainbow of food starts ripening. Many gardeners at Holladay Community Garden have been reporting harvests of various spring greens, including a variety of lettuces, kales and chards. This message comes from organizers of the garden, located at 2381 East Murray Holladay Road.
Radishes, or mulah (pronounced "moolah") as refugees from Bhutan call it, have also been harvested during the month of May. Spring greens are a great source of fiber, vitamin K, calcium, folic acid and many more nutrients! Radishes are extremely low on the glycemic index and have a mild anti-inflammatory effect. Did you know radish leaves are edible, too? Radish leaves can be eaten by themselves or mixed in with other greens and are a great source of fiber, calcium and iron.
Both spring greens and radishes are extremely low in calories Spring greens and lettuces can be planted from seed outside as early as February in Holladay. This allows harvests starting as early as April. Certain greens, like kale, can also be grown year round in Holladay.
The garden has over 75 plots measuring 4’x30' on which local people can plant their own fresh food and socialize with other gardeners. The Holladay Community Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.