Four year old Eva Hoffman plants a tomato sprout as her Dad watches, at the Gardner Community Garden seed planting party on March 11. Photos courtesy of Rick Poppitz

Potatoes were planted March 5 in the Gardner Community Garden, and about 45 participated in a seed planting party March 11 at the Grange Building.
The goal of the community garden – about five acres with one dedicated for public use – is to provide freshly grown produce while educating current and future gardeners. The garden is located at 555 W. Main, Gardner.
Produce is donated to local charity.

Colby Short, 8 and his brother Ethan Short, 10, working at the seed planting party for Gardner Community Garden. About 45 attended the event at the Grange building on March 11.

Colby Short, 8 and his brother Ethan Short, 10, working at the seed planting party for Gardner Community Garden. About 45 attended the event at the Grange building on March 11.

One acre is available for use by families, individuals or groups who want to grow produce for themselves. Plots are available for purchase; tools and equipment are provided; seeds and starter plants are available.
Volunteering at the garden can serve as community service hours.
For more information about the community garden, e mail [email protected]