Room To Grow
OUR GARDEN HAS OVER 100 BEDS AND OPEN GROUND PLOTS AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS EACH YEAR. WITH ANNUAL DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS WE ARE ABLE TO GROW AND EXPAND EACH YEAR.
We have expanded and enhanced the in ground beds to provide more produce for our local food bank. The main produce this year will be carrots, squash, cucumbers, hot peppers, kholrobi, rutabaga, lettuce, parsnips, beets, herbs, and garlic.
There are long range plans for future enhancements to the garden. The garden will be used to encourage all ages in the art of gardening. It will be a quality meeting place where socializing and sharing of gardening techniques and discussing normal garden problems. Picnics can occur for the invited public to share in the food produced and it will be a place to have fun. Picnic tables and benches support such events.
We have landscaped the frontage along Fair Street with flowering plum and cherry trees and grass. Across the north fence we planted flowering plum trees and flowering crabapple trees. We planted two apple trees and three cherry trees, this year they should bear fruit. We will be expanding the grass to snuff out unwanted weeds.
We plan to have more events at the garden, more educational experiencES WITH WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS.
A victory garden specifically to grow flowers for u-cut bouquets will be expanded on the east side of our garden and north of the tool shed. The money raised help's offset some of the water costs. We will plan to expand our Sorghum area. The nitrogen it provides will be recycled back into the composting.
The garden will establish two or three exotic and unusual plants such as cotton, peanuts, and various plants from around the world. Each plant will be labeled and reflect its name and location of generation. Besides those that will be in ground there will be two demonstration beds that will house the rare and exotic vegetables again. We added raspberries, hops, horseradish, and a host of herbs.
We are working to teach both the young and old in making healthy food choices and healthy earth choices.
Besides the busy gardening activity we are working on special projects to enhance the garden; flag pole, shade shelter, and planting grass paths.