Being a part of the community garden brings many rewards. Fresh organic produce of course, but also other benefits like meeting new friends while you enjoy Florida’s sunshine and the great outdoors in a beautiful patch of Old Seminole Heights. There’s yoga sessions on Saturday mornings beginning again September 8th, and several scheduled gardening sessions especially created for young children (next one also September 8th).
We know we’re an important asset to the neighborhood, and we need more people to be an asset to our efforts. Are you getting this newsletter from us each month, but haven’t committed yet to becoming a member? Don’t hold back! Go to this link to sign up now.
Or come out on a Saturday morning to ask us any questions you have about joining. Here’s what you’ll discover — we’re a sociable bunch, the rules aren’t rigid or stifling, decision-making is democratic, and we grow and harvest our garden collectively. It’s a fun place to be and a fun group to be a part of.
Sound good? We’d love to have you aboard with us!
It’s actually pretty amazing how much we’ve accomplished at our new location in less than a year. There is still much to do, but one of the biggest projects on our wish list just got checked off with the recent installation of four faucet heads (nay, water stations!) strategically placed across the garden property.
They’re connected to a well, maintaining the distinction for us of operating sustainably off the city grid. And now suddenly, raising a flourishing garden of organic fruits and vegetables has never been easier.
We wish to recognize garden members Lynelle and Tony for all their planning and project management; and lots of other garden members assisted as well.
We also share our heartfelt gratitude for the generous grant support from the Davis Islands Garden Club ($1000) and the Hillsborough Soil & Water Conservation District Challenge ($600 for labor) which funded the handiwork of a licensed plumbing team and the necessary materials. Thank you, thank you!
Think about creating/expanding your world for the pollinators! The bees and butterflies are buzzing around our zinnias and buckwheat, and soon they’ll be able to enjoy our sunflowers as well.
Want to learn more about pollinators? Check this out.
Garden business, garden friends, and a little beer and wine. Join us for our next planning meeting, 6:30pm on Tuesday May 15.
While we usually meet monthly at the library, join us at Southern Brewing and Winemaking, 4500 N. Nebraska Ave. (between Osborne and MLK Blvd.), for a nice change of pace. We’ll likely meet on the outdoor covered patio in the back, but if the weather’s not right the indoor area is a relaxed spot for mixing business and social, too.
Hope to see you there, Tuesday May 15!
…with this Sunday afternoon rain.