If ever a peaceful sanctuary from the world was needed, the time is now. And those who have been regularly visiting our community garden know we have created just that place. All of the pictures shown above were shot at the garden within the past two weeks, and we put them together with the hopes they’ll share with you the peace of mind that can be found there. Like we said, it’s beautiful and thriving… come take part, to nurture the garden and nurture your heart and your soul.
(A warm thank you to Marc, our newsletter editor, for these wonderful words.)
In light of the current world situation and in front of any upcoming city or county shut-downs, we are closing Seminole Heights Community Gardens to all visitors.
What will this mean?
We will not open the garden on Saturdays for the foreseeable future. However, member gardeners will continue to tend the garden. If any visitors stop by we will kindly ask you to visit again in the future.
Our garden water lilies will continue to water the garden.
We will maintain the compost including community deposits which can be left in the buckets by the front gate.
We all think gardening is incredibly important in a time like this, but we’ll just have to do it separately for now. We look forward to seeing everyone again in the near future.
The heat has been brutal – we’re at close to 150 days where the temperature hasn’t dipped below 70 degrees! Despite this we’ve had things growing all summer: okra, of course, and sweet potatoes. Here are a few more of the green things in our summer garden.
Our gardeners Cindy and Marc, along with resident photographer Ellen, joined the celebration as Seminole Heights Community Gardens won Readers’ Pick for best community garden. Thank you!
We’re mixing things up this month and meeting 6:30pm on Tuesday April 16th at 7venth Sun Brewery. Grab a cool refreshing beverage and join us as we plan our upcoming Earth Day Birthday on April 20th and Art in the Garden on April 27th. We’ll probably discuss gardening as well!
We are working on a new entrance to our garden. Here is a preview:
We are making it even easier to visit our community garden! Soon we will no longer have to use our *kind* neighbor’s driveway for access.
Mark your calendars:
We are celebrating our 10th!!! Earth Day Birthday this year! Join us for an open house and potluck 10am – 12pm on Saturday April 20th. Bring a dish to share and your own plates (we have utensils).
Art in the Garden returns to our garden on April 27th, 10am – 11:30am. All are invited to come to the Garden and create an art work inspired by the beauty of nature around you. Many supplies will be available – lots of colors of paint, oil pastel crayons, scissors, glue, pictures for collage. Paint on paper or cardboard, palm fronds or rocks. Local artists will be assisting. Plein Air painters are welcome. No charge, but donations towards the supplies are appreciated.
All of this is possible due to the generosity of Tish and Tim Ganey, who allow us to garden on their property.
Have you joined us for Yoga in the Garden yet? We meet Saturday mornings at 9:30am for a 1/2 hour session of standing poses only. There is no need to bring a mat – but wear shoes since you will be in a garden setting.
Please help us welcome our guest yoga instructors for the next two sessions:
March 9 – Amishay
March 16 – Mika
Tish returns for these dates:
We’re located at 6114 River Terrace and look forward to meeting you!