Washington School Neighbors: November 2016

At the WSN Community Gardens we’re winding down a successful 2016 season. As gardeners clean out weeds and dead plants they continue to harvest tomatoes, peppers, kale, carrots, mustard greens, and many other vegetables. Nasturtiums, calendulas, and marigolds continue to blossom despite the increasing frost warnings. A few families are even attempting fall and winter crops!

This year eighteen neighborhood households cared for plots in our two community gardens–the original site on land owned by Hope Church and our new site on land owned by First United Methodist Church. In addition to exercise and healthy food we’ve also reaped the rewards of a number of social and educational events in the gardens: workshops, potlucks, and volunteer days.

We look forward to growing in 2017!

~Gary Benson, Community Gardens Coordinator2016-10-15-10-44-18