Emerson Community Garden Work Day, Apr 20

Emerson Community Garden Work Day, Apr 20

As the 2013 planting season gets underway, the Emerson Community Garden is gearing up for its second year. It will be holding a work day on Saturday, April 20 from 1–4pm for all those interested in participating or just stopping by to meet the neighborhood gardeners.

They will be preparing the garden beds for planting as well as doing general spring cleaning. That will involve activities like mowing garden paths, spreading mulch, pulling weeds, installing the garden’s sign, making row signs with plant names, and planting the early crops.

Emerson Community Garden in the spring
Emerson Community Garden, post-winter. Piles of mulch are heaped just outside the fence.

The Emerson Community Garden is located on at 3209 N. Madison (between W. Alice and W. Dalton) [map]. Annual membership costs $20 per family. That money goes toward supplies like seeds, water, tools, fertilizer and general upkeep.

The ECG is slightly different from some neighborhood gardens in that it’s a collective/family-style garden. Everyone shares in the work, and everyone shares in the produce.

This year the gardeners are looking to make various improvements to the plot. They need a gate and would like to build a shed. Volunteers and donations are needed to make that happen.

Questions? E-mail Paul Kimball at pdkimball@gmail.com, or call him (or Sara) at (509) 863-5133.

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