Well, our community garden at St. George’s opened the day before Easter.  That’s when we began assigning plots and gave the go ahead for folks to work them.  In this first phase, we have 24 (15 foot by 15 foot) plots.  If we get to all three phases, I believe we would have 74 plots.  That’s a long ways off.  Anyway, about 10 of the plots are being actively worked already.  About 20 people have asked to have plots (but not everyone has read the draft rules, signed their waivers and put down the $50 we are asking to help cover the cost of watering their gardens).  I’m pretty sure we’ll be full sometime in May.  If we’re not, there is a neighboring community garden with a three year waiting list.It’s exciting to see how enthusiastic some of the gardeners are.  And I know two of our gardeners are planning to share produce with folks from a senior facility (and probably let some of the seniors “work” in their gardens).  We have some Scouts who have expressed interest in a plot.  All in all, this has been a neat experience so far.  St. George’s has spent a bit more than $5,000 getting things set up for people to garden.  But we’ve started to make a connection with people who are not members who live in our community.

Also, in these difficult times, you can grow a lot of food in a fifteen by fifteen plot …

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