There is beauty in a garden. So many opportunities exist in this community for enjoying nature; consider joining the Community Garden to experience the joy of dreaming of your own plot of edible bounty. Find your peace in the effort for the potential harvest.
Chance meetings with gardening neighbors can become planned celebrations. Or perhaps you need to turn off the negative news, so listen to Minnie Aumonier, “When the world wearies, and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.”
Whatever the draw is for you, join your neighbors in the garden. The garden location is convenient to the main entrance, near the water tower, and the postal boxes by the trash collection center on West Masters. Located on top of the hill, there are plenty of hours of sunshine to grow what you can dream of during these last weeks before spring.
Water is accessible via a garden hose from the pump down by the maintenance building. There is fencing around the entire garden, with access limited to those who rent a plot and their families. In anticipation of spring planting, some gardeners have already worked together to mulch garden paths and other preparatory work for a second successful season.
Open Registration to choose your garden plot is from March 1st to April 30th. You may select your plot from a map in the office. The registration form is available at the office, as are the garden guidelines which promote sustainable garden practices.
There are 23 plots, either 5 x 10 feet ($10 fee) or 5 x 20 feet ($15 fee). A one-time fee for the season covers the water usage for your garden. All a potential gardener has to do is register for an available plot, pay the fee, dream of fresh veggies, and get ready to dig in the dirt. Questions? Contact Monica A. Langdale – firstname.lastname@example.org
I close with a quote (from that prolific writer, Anonymous) that some of us learned the truth of last year. “Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day (no shade against the LH fishermen). Teach a woman to garden, and the whole neighborhood gets zucchini. So, join us in the garden, feed your family the freshness, and feed some neighbors if you are like me.
Written by one of our gardeners,