Albert Rukwaro
Special to The Gardner News
Spring is here, and the dreary of winter will soon be replaced by the blooming of flowers, the budding of trees and sunshine from morning till …
It’s also a time to get out of the house.
For Gardner residents, the community garden is a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors while growing fruits and vegetables – all while building a community of friends and neighbors.
Gardner Community Garden, located at 555 W. Main St. behind Divine Mercy Catholic Church, offers residents plots of land on which to grow plants. The garden has been in existence for several years, and participants have harvested fruits and vegetables both for personal use and for charity.
Alisha Harding, communications coordinator, said all is set for the season and a meeting is planned for March 23, 9 a.m. – noon, during which new registrations will be accepted. The garden also offers equipment for participants.
“We have some new leadership and some returning leaders this year, and we are hoping to build a strong community of gardeners gardening together,” Harding said.
The plots are 19×23 and they rent for $40 each for the season.
“Our gardeners range from individuals, families, civic organizations and we even have some gardeners who plan to take their produce to the farmers market,” she said.