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Community Service Garden

Last spring we needed to clean up our yard so we decided to make it into a community garden. Starting with only a hand-made shovel and an old hoe, we cleaned out the years' accumulation of dead leaves and weeds. We turned over the dirt and made furrows to get the yard ready for seeds, but needed to wait for the last snow to start planting. Knowing that this wouldn't be 'till some time in early June, in the meantime we put out a call for seeds on Facebook. People from all over the country sent us seeds. We started tomatoes indoors in some buckets and potting soil given to us by a neighbor.  One day late in May we came outside and found someone had left us a real shovel, a rake and a hand trowel. Thanks to that kindness we now had the tools to make this work.

So, come June 3rd, we were back at the yard. By this time, the weeds had taken over the yard again, but we were determined to fight them back. We were told that "The dirt wasn't much good for planting vegetables." We were going to do this anyway. The next morning we awoke to a donation of a few bags of black dirt and a bag of fertilizer. We dug rows, mounds and irrigation  canals. We planted the baby tomatoes that we had been nursing since early spring. Another neighbor got so excited that he too planted some tomatoes and peppers. We had started something in our neighborhood. We then planted our seeds of zucchini, lettuce, onions, peas, beans and pumpkins and covered them in black dirt and fertilizer.

Then we watered and waited.

By mid-August the first crop of zucchini had set and within days they were ready for harvest. There were so many of them that we couldn't pick them fast enough. We handed them out to neighbors. Soon the neighbor's tomatoes and peppers came in and we traded them for some  zucchini.  We made zucchini bread and Italian zucchini for the Community Brunch at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. By the end of August we had lots of lettuce and onions to go with the tomatoes and zucchini. We started handing out packages of salad makings.

In late September, we took all the tomatoes, onions and zucchini that were left and made several jars of homemade spaghetti sauce and handed those out to the neighbors. By this time the pumpkins started coming in and filled every nook and cranny. In October, we handed out pumpkins to the neighborhood kids. Our garden was done for the year.  It had been a success! It fed a lot of the poor, disabled, homeless, and seniors, and all from the donations of some kind individuals and our  hard work . We would like to do it again this year, but will need more seeds, black dirt and a new rake.  Can you help us to make this happen again?

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