Gardeners are continuing to work their plots at the Community Garden in space made available by the First United Methodist Church. Weeding her plot, at left, is Casey Swadley, with son Jason, and Leanne McKinney, at right. Swadley said the gardeners have shared plants and labor. Experienced gardeners have been helping newcomers learn the craft, she added. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
The Community Garden, sponsored by the Community Kitchen, has taken off. Of the 18 plots available, 17 plots have been planted, measuring 20-by-20 feet, representing 14 different families.
"What a variety of produce we are growing," said Brenda Davis, spokesperson for the Community Kitchen. "We have green beans, carrots, a variety of squash, melon, snap peas, corn, tomatoes and an assortment of flowers."
Each gardener is responsible for watering his or her plot, as well as for weeding and nurturing the garden space.
"When the harvest is ready, their bounty will be theirs to take home or donate," said Charlene Dart, co-chairman of the Community Kitchen with Steve Stidham.
For more information, contact Dart at 235-2364.