Have you heard? There’s a new Community Garden on the north side of Vernon.
Do you want to grow your own food, flowers and/or herbs but don’t have space for a garden? Do you enjoy the outdoors, being creative and getting your hands dirty? Now you have an opportunity to try gardening.
Community gardens are a great option to grow your own tasty and nutritious food, enjoy a healthier active lifestyle, and maybe even reduce your stress while connecting with your neighbors and helping to ‘green’ the environment. Community gardens are a place to meet new or experienced gardeners and enjoy adding homegrown veggies to your table. Gardeners help each other so whether you’re a “newbie” or an experienced gardener, fellow members share gardening ideas and tips. You just might be able to share your produce with someone who needs it or someone may share their produce with you!
Everyone is welcome to the Plant Sale and Seed Swap at Pleasant Valley Community Garden (PVCG) on May 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and join the gardeners at 1802 45th Ave., just off Pleasant Valley Road to participate in the event. Gardeners say part of the fun in gardening is checking out the great variety of seeds at the local garden centers. You can choose your favorites or maybe add something new.
PVCG offers two sizes of raised garden beds (4-by-8, and 4-by-12 feet). There is one 3-by-5 foot elevated accessible garden box. If more elevated boxes are requested, they will be added. Irrigation (taps and hoses) is provided so you just need to add seeds, and/or plants and some tender loving care to have a lovely garden that you have created.
In 2021, our first growing season, the members and the community around were amazed at what could be grown in a small space. The gardens produced lots of kale, swiss chard, peas, eggplant, tomatoes, several kinds of squash and at least 20 sugar pie pumpkins. There were also many other kinds of vegetables and a number of beautiful flowers. Even with all the hot weather and smoke, at the end of the season the gardeners declared the garden “a huge success.”
PVCG is being expanded this year with an additional 10 boxes and a gazebo. Are you interested in a raised garden bed for just a nominal membership fee? Come, join, plant, care and harvest to your heart’s content while enjoying your garden in peaceful surroundings. We expect to be at full capacity this year so reserve your garden space now.
For more information and to reserve your garden bed call or text Elaine at 250-470-1410, Carolyn at 250-306-3720 or Debbie at email@example.com
Happy gardening everyone!
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