Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

ANOTHER VICTORY GARDEN IN THE HISTORIC WEST END June 13, 2009

Jossakeed and Cici’s beautiful VICTORY GARDEN in the Historic West End (Holderness):

The front yard is refitted w/ lots of edible veggies and fruits.

The front yard is refitted w/ lots of edible veggies and fruits.

Cici shows me their amazing trellises. Theyr'e handmade w/ bambo and stand over 5ft tall.

Cici shows me their amazing trellises. Theyr'e handmade w/ bambo and stand over 5ft tall.

The boxes were also handmade. They're long yet the width allows you to reach the middle of the boxes from either side.

The boxes were also handmade. They're long yet the width allows you to reach the middle of the boxes from either side.

Cici shows me her Asian cucumber plants...

Cici shows me her Asian cucumber plants...

The couple makes great use of space. The front of the porch is lined w/ pretty blueberry bushes.

The front of the porch is lined w/ pretty blueberry bushes.

grapes line the side of the house

Grapes line the side of the house

Heading to the backyard...

Heading to the backyard...

The planters are divided into squares (1 sq. ft.) to help maximize space.

The planters are divided into squares (1 sq. ft.) to help maximize space.
Trellis-in the making

In the backyard: Trellis-in the making

Reuse tires as planters

Reuse tires as planters

Composting

Composting

Garden Art

Garden Art

The scare crow...the girls replace his head with a basketball.

The scare crow...the girls replace his head with a basketball.

Harvesting Water

Harvesting Water

Three sisters: beans, corn and squash. Stepsister added to the middle: sunflower.

Three sisters: beans, corn and squash. Stepsister added to the middle: sunflower.

Cici has tomato and pepper plants available if anyone is interested.

Cici has tomato and pepper plants available if anyone is interested.

They also have tons of seeds to share.

They also have tons of seeds to share.

Cici talked to me about the role that the garden has played in getting to know her neighbors. She said the children come by and love helping with gardening tasks. It's been a positive way to build community.

Cici talked about the role that the garden has played in getting to know her neighbors. She said the children come by and love helping with gardening tasks. It's been a positive way to build community.

In addition to creating lovely gardens, they make and ride bikes!

In addition to creating lovely gardens, they make and ride bikes!

Thanks Cici!!! I so enjoyed the tour of your beautiful garden. Many blessings!

Thanks Cici!!! I so enjoyed the tour of your beautiful garden. Many blessings!

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