SMOKETOWN COMMUNITY GARDEN NEWS

First giving a special thanks to all the returning and new gardeners for kicking off the 2018 St. Peter Claver's Community Garden for the season. We had a wonderful day meeting and greeting each other and planting many fruits and veggies in our plots and/or raised beds. For the first time in many years, all the plots are occupied with gardeners. 

The community garden is located at St. Peter Claver (behind Shephard Square Leasing Office) at 526 Lampton St. Plots were purchased for only $10 large or small. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you will surely be able to learn great tips for growing and harvesting wonderful and delicious crops. The garden is full of many fruit trees such as pears, peaches, cherries, and papas. Also available are grapes and some herbs. This is my second year gardening and I enjoy building and growing relationships with the other gardeners. I have learned some great gardening tips and have been able to exchange, sample and share the bountiful harvests. Growing food and tasting the freshness of your corps is very exciting and different from store-bought food. I look forward to becoming a better gardener by the end of this season.

Come join us on Saturday, June 23, from 10am-2pm for a Composing Day W.orkshop. We will also be building a new bin for the compose and possibly be building a few more plots for more gardeners interested in joining the gardening team.

Below you will see the current garden layout, gardener's rights, responsibilities, and agreement form. To get more information on purchasing a plot, please contact Kathleen O’Neil at kathleenoneil@iglou.com or 502/569-3461. 

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Are you are sick of not having a grocery store that's convenient, has healthier options, and that's affordable? What able hours and good customer service? Would you be interested in joining a food justice movement and/or learning about the food co-op in your community? These opportunities are just a phone call away, contact Shawn'Nika Marie Queen, Project HEAL's Community Health Champion at shawnnika@ideasxlab.com or 502-439-4427.