May 31 Planting Day and Mingle and Munch

Our planting day on May 31 was a great success and about 20 gardeners turned out to work in the herb bed, enjoy the delicious snacks, plant their gardens, mentor some of our new gardeners and soak up the sunshine!

Our taste buds were certainly treated that day. Thanks to D’Arcy for capably manning the BBQ and sharing his tarragon salmon, herb butters and marinated strawberries. Also, thanks to Nidhi for the wonderful Indian dish and salsa. Thanks also to Susan for the coffee and muffins and others who brought snacks.

Lisa’s sons were our official photographers and we hope to share these photos with you soon. We had a representative of the library foundation who was thrilled to see our community garden in action. Our garden continues to grow and has become a haven for many.

D’Arcy’s summation of the day says it all: “That was way too cool…everything just slipped into place. New people fell into the rhythm…strangers got gardening advice…best of all… the younger set were right in the middle of it! (our youngest chef & a new staff photographer) The youngest were trowelling & watering.

It was exactly what a community garden should be. Year three…we’ve established a standard & it just roll…well done.”