Springtime in the Gardens

Is there a more exciting time to be a gardener than in the spring?

Young plants emerge from the soil. Motivated gardeners dig and water and weed. What was barren turns beautiful -- sometimes seemingly overnight.

This season, LEAP is welcoming 77 gardeners to our three community gardens. Each member has different reasons for wanting a garden plot -- to improve their growing skills, coax food from the soil, spend time in the sunshine.

In Morningside Community Garden, new beds have opened up as a result of last year's layout changes. A new shared perennial bed is thriving.In Mountain View Community Garden, dozens of shiny metal beds have replaced those with rotting wood. A new archway is under construction and the old sign is coming down, creating space to grow more native plants. Big thanks to everyone who weeded, moved dirt, painted signs, and constructed new beds during our Volunteer Day in March! Hurt Park Community Garden will see lots of changes this season as a planned redesign continues to take shape.

All garden members should be receiving email communications from LEAP's Community Gardens Manager. Email: gardens@leapforlocalfood.org if you are not -- or if you have other questions.

Everyone is invited to visit these community spaces (just don't pick what you didn't grow!). Community events (such as yoga sessions in Hurt Park Community Garden) that take place in the gardens are open to everyone, as well.

Here's to a great growing season in LEAP's community gardens!

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