March 9, 2013
As I sit here at my desk this cold and blustery day waiting for the snow to start falling, I can say with absolute certainty that spring is coming. And if spring is coming, it must be time to start thinking about gardening. The Victory Garden is in the process of moving from its original site to another site on Keatings Farm Road near the Mile Hill gate. This move will allow the garden to double in size, and thanks to some very generous donors, the new garden will have high tensile steel woven deer fencing. As in the past, Park & Rec will cultivate the soil, and provide water. The site has full sun, and parking is nearby. In the past, local horticultural companies have donated vegetable starts, and I expect these donations to continue this year. This is as close to fantasy gardening as you can get. Just show up.
To briefly review some of the guideline of the garden;
Volunteers should form teams, and will be given a 150 square foot plot of garden.Each team should have a placard on its row with a team name, the funnier the better.There are no fees associated with the garden.No non-organic herbicides or pesticides are allowed in the garden. Fertilizers are allowed.All produce is to be donated to the needy.
This first email of the season is to ask everybody who wishes to volunteer in the garden to please notify me of their intentions. Last year’s volunteers get right of first refusal. Volunteers can “own a row,” or volunteer on an ad hoc basis as the need arises. Since we have a lot more space, we can accommodate a lot more volunteers, so please pass this email around to friends and neighbors. Together, let’s make The Victory Garden the best of Newtown.
Facebook: The Victory Garden supporting Newtown’s food pantry