|(From left) Joe, Bob, and Ken of the Hancock Department of Public Works.|
Ideally, the water system is something you want to have in place before you plant the garden, but things don't always work out as planned. Thankfully it's been a relatively wet (and late) Spring and our mulched beds are holding moisture nicely. Part of the City of Hancock's commitment to the community garden project is to provide water to the garden at no charge. Shown above are some of the good folks from the Department of Public Works hooking up a supply line for the garden off the existing water hydrant. Our sustainable water use strategy at the garden is to first conserve water, then to collect and use rainwater from on-site sources, and as a last option use the City supplied well water.