Over the Fence Urban Farm

Cooperatively farming small patches of Earth in Columbus, OH

What a (Wet) Week!

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It’s been raining cats and dogs around here for three days.

Thankfully, Dan and super star CSA member Larry Hughes did some work earlier in the week to extend and rebuild drainlines that kept all the work we’d done establishing our beds from washing away.

Next up on the water front: Dan wants to bury a cistern to collect the water coming from the sump. Those tanks are more expensive and harder to come by on Craigslist than the large scale food grade tanks that can sit above ground so we’ll have to wait and see on that one. (Unless you have a lead to offer!) But we can, relatively easily, add some plants to the easement to filter the driveway runoff. Happy to no longer have all that oil and synthetic auto stuff running into the yard. Wonder if it will show up in the soil testing…


Sump pump drain repaired after being impaled by a fencepost.


Pipe running from a driveway drain that ended at the top of the farm space now runs to the easement.

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