The Lamme Street Community Garden in downtown Bozeman was created in spring 2010 atop the many strong backs who hauled composted manure, pallets and sod across the densely plotted yard. Let's not make any bones about the process; we all relied heavily on Errol Schumann of New West Landscapes. The designs fit the spread eloquently and--damn it--his name, patience, and skill should be spread throughout the valley!
And if I remember right, another strong mind contributed to the appropriation of the site. Brit Fontenot of the City of Bozeman envisioned the wise use of public space adjacent to city hall and has committed to harboring a new neighborhood-centric model for this and future community gardens. What better public square to create? What better buy-in can you get from a community than having citizens help to transform city-owned property into places of sustenance? His model allowed the parks department to take a backseat to the decision-making, digging valor, and ultimately the responsibility and pride that Bozeman takes for its open spaces of veg production.
This community forum has been forged with this in mind. It's a place for discussion as well as JPG's. It is yours. So in reflection of the space behind 214 E. Lamme Street (with its plum and apple trees, its people, and its microbes), it is to be used well.