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Commuity Garden, what is it?

There is much discussion everywhere about our food supply. Where is it coming from? is it safe for us? how nutritious is it? and so on. Would you like the opportunity to grow your own vegetables on a plot of land that has been plowed for you, and leveled for planting by dedicated volunteers? The Community garden offers you a small plot of land that is yours for the summer, free of charge, to plant and maintain. We are a pesticide free garden so you can be assured that your vegetables will be safe and good for you. You can connect with nature and enjoy the miracle of seeing your plants respond to your care by giving you their gifts of fresh, healthful vegetables.

For those of you who have never gardened before, we will offer tips to ensure success. Also know that when you put a seedling or seed into the ground you make a commitment to care for it. As with everything in life, the more you put in, the more you get out. In the summer I usually go to my plot at least once or twice a week to weed or cultivate. You will need some basic tools, like a shovel, rake and hoe. Make no mistake, there is some work involved, but I am a senior citizen and, if I can do it you probably can too.

I would love to see some children involved as well, in a group such as Scouts, or with their parents. What better way to spend the summer than learning about how plants grow. Think of the satisfaction and pride for a child to pick a cucumber or tomato he/she has grown. Even if they don’t like to eat them, there is an elemental wonder that this is something they grew. Can’t think of a more complete learning experience for a child to have.

If you are interested please call Joanne Tuttle 570-481-4026 or email me at You can also contact Sharon Rose 570- 595-2729 or email

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