Grandview Growers – The Friendly Community Garden
Did you interpret from the title of this post that the community is friendly or that the community garden is friendly? Either way, you would be right!
The friendly community:
- Inspires creative ideas from its members, encouraging them to find ways to try to enrich everyone’s lives.
- Appreciates its members’ working together for the benefit of many.
- Supports its members’ efforts throughout failures and successes, patiently finding resourceful ways to iron out issues.
The friendly community garden:
- Enriches the lives of its gardeners by giving them a way to participate in the betterment of their community.
- Enables the community to directly contribute to the well-being of the environment and the planet.
- Offers everyone, including non-gardeners, something pleasant to look at and someplace interesting to learn from.
- Provides purpose to the littlest creatures – earthworms, bees, butterflies – who otherwise might just disappear into the great scheme of things.
Let’s all try to be both.
So far, has it been worth the effort to join the community garden and grow your own veggies? A financial writer tested “six highly hyped saving ideas and tried them…to see which worked and which didn’t” for the average person. One of them was growing your own veggies. What did she conclude?
(Excerpted from “6 savings schemes, truth-tested”, Sandy M. Fernandez, Redbook, August 2014)
“…Even though our first harvest didn’t yield major cash…our garden had hidden financial benefits: We ate healthier (more salads, less steak)…”Gardening means exercising outside, teaching kids about nature, and being self-sufficient…”
And there you have it…I leave you with a link to common vegetable problems and suggested solutions – I’ve seen some of these in our own gardens, let’s see what we can do!
Words to Grow By
The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all. ~Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture