Community Gardens are Fun!

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Isn’t it nice when the town offers community garden plots for a very small fee and even, advice, workshops, compost and mulch? It’s frugal, easy and fulfilling. Isn’t it also nice when there is good mood in one’s work environment? Hubby and a few friends from his job, gather together to do what I find quite interesting activities that vary from football (the American style), to comedy nights, to snowboarding and even to…gardening.

Last summer, they came with the great idea to rent a plot as a team and try their hands in producing…produce. It was fun and a huge success. Oh the tomatoes!

This year they are going at it again and I can’t wait to enjoy this year’s tomatoes.  I have to say the plot looks pretty professional this year. Guys, if you read this, good job!

Gardeners are free to plant any vegetables or/and flowers they like and organic practices are “strongly encouraged”. I enjoy the mix of vegetables and busting with color flower gardens. I always have questions like “what plant is this?” and “wow what flower is that?” and the other gardeners are always obligingly informative and helpful.

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Hi there! Me and The Cute admiring the tall red poppies.

To get a better idea, see what this town in western Mass is doing by visiting the Northampton Community Garden page and here is an excerpt of this year’s cost for a plot:

The annual fee for a plot is $22.  Plots are roughly 20 x 20 feet; access to water and tools is included in the fee as is access to site-made compost, and wood chips for mulch.

Pretty frugal, right?

The first greens of the year made a great salad:

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Check if your town offers such options. Whether you are a first time gardener or having a small yard, this is a great and frugal way to garden. You can socialize or keep to yourself, there is no pressure (personally, I like no pressure as much as I like tomatoes).

Mistakes are ok too. No worries you will destroy your lawn, that your neighbors or HOA (HomeOwners’ Association) will get upset or, that the costs will be too high.

I love how personal, different and whimsical are the lots. Some do raised beds, some use straw for mulch, others do clean rows or plant a wild garden abound with flowers and herbs.

 

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I don’t know how many towns or even countries have programs like this but I think,
it should spread world-widely
and every town should have community gardens – if possible.

If you are lucky enough to live near a community garden,
get some friends and have some fun! 🙂

 

Sarah Celebrates

 

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20 thoughts on “Community Gardens are Fun!

  • July 10, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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    Yay! I love the picture of you and Cute! 😀

    That salad looks so good and I know it was delicious. I have had fresh salads straight from the garden and they are absolutely the BEST! Our taste buds have missed on what fresh home grown and organic foods taste like.

    Well done! 🙂

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  • July 5, 2015 at 11:22 am
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    I love hearing about community gardens, they serve communities well. I sure dont have much luck with trying to grow vegetables in pots, maybe if it was not so hot.

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    Karren
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  • June 30, 2015 at 8:35 am
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    Excellent web site. A lot of useful info here. I’m sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your sweat!

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  • June 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm
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    I’ve always thought it was a great idea, but never lived where a community garden was available. I do hope you get lots of great veggies this year!
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    • June 29, 2015 at 10:34 pm
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      Thanks Bettyl, it’s always fun when we share the harvest and I can’t wait to see how the tomatoes will fare this year. 🙂

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    • June 23, 2015 at 1:34 pm
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      Thank you for dropping by Kristen! I will certainly link if I have something worth sharing. 🙂

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  • June 22, 2015 at 8:37 pm
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    I love seeing when gardens can bring a community together. We don’t have one for everyone, but all of my neighbors and I, share from our personal gardens with each other. There is always an abundance of something and spreading the harvest is a blessing! 🙂
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    • June 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm
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      Oh that’s beautiful, sharing the harvest! You are one of the lucky ones to have such great neighbors and they are lucky to have you.:)

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    • June 22, 2015 at 12:56 pm
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      Especially helpful for new gardeners. “No lawn was harmed in the making of this garden”, lol. 🙂

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  • June 20, 2015 at 10:43 am
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    Such an interesting and wonderful thing to have in your area! I have never heard of community garden plots. I love the idea. I don’t have a green thumb, but I hope to grow some herbs and vegetables one day.

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    • June 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm
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      It’s a healthy hobby to share with friends and/or family. Honestly, it’s fun. 🙂

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    • June 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm
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      It’s a safe way to try and turn our thumbs a bit greener. 🙂

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