Nature is one of our greatest teachers
We love our little community garden and this year we're happy to say - there's even more to love!!!
The garden team redesigned the layout and - for the first time ever - included gorgeous raised garden beds. With so many benefits like better drainage, fewer weeds, less munching done by critters and let's be clear - infinitely easier on the back. We still have our main garden bed - and here's the MOC's Jennifer Webber making sure it was prepped and ready for this year's planting day Saturday, June 15th.
There was a LOT of rain and some pretty cool days/nights in June, but the heat finally arrived to stay in early July - in fact we caught Barb & Bill Puff planting their seeds in one of our new raised gardens on July 9th.
We caught Chandlers Cove resident Sheila watering her crops that include peppers, kale and cucamelons, and on July 19th - everything is coming in nicely.
Please stay tuned for more updates on our 2019 Sharing Square Community Garden growing season!
The Sharing Square Community Garden got off to a late but great start this season with some expert advice and a whole lot of helping hands.
The Year Round Vegetable Gardener herself - Niki Jabbour was there to help get us growing and to reassure us it's "never too late to plant".
Niki also made sure we had the proper crop - ensuring what we were planting would thrive given the time year.
Then it was time for the En Pointe Kids to kick into high gear - planting everything from beats and raddishes, to kale and kohlrabi.
The En Pointe's Summer Program team will continue to tend to the community garden throughout the balance of the summer, and then we'll tend to the veggies into the fall.
The Sharing Square Garden community garden is a wonderful way to work together for a greater good, with the veggie yield set to benefit the Lighthouse Food Bank here in the Village of Chester.
We learned what to plant and how to plant it, plus cooperation, team work and helping those in need - all great lessons to learn indeed!!!
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