Harvey’s Place Garden
Harvey’s Place was converted to a garden in spring of 2010. This site is used to grow food for local pantries and markets.
Franklinton Gardens has a bee hive at this site. It is very important to have well fed bees year round, as many food crops require bees to become pollinated and bear fruit. Keeping bees is a great way to increase yield and help the environment, plus wax and honey are free byproducts.
This site is currently used for washing and storing harvested produce. Thanks to a grant from the Mt. Carmel Foundation, Franklinton Gardens was able to install a cargo container with a walk-in refrigeration system, and a produce washing station.
At Franklinton Gardens, we do not use harmful pesticides. Even organic produce sold at supermarkets can contain pesticide residue and bacteria. A great method of cleaning your produce before eating is by filling a bowl with water, and adding 1/8 to 1/2 cup of vinegar. Let your veggies soak for 20 minutes and rinse with water. It is important to wash your produce, even if it has already been washed before purchase.
In 2014, we built a hightunnel at this site for season extension and year-round hardy foods like spinach, kale, collards and carrots.