How long have we talked “Community Garden”? Old Timers will tell you, “Forever”. And nothing has been done. But now we have an energized, organized group that is actually doing something! They got Board approval as a Committee, which was later rescinded. And now it seems they‘re getting a little bit less than cooperation.
Undaunted, they’re continuing as a “group”, they’ve raised an amazing amount of money and pledges. They have started compost piles. They’ve researched and traveled to Master Gardener presentations. They KNOW what they’re doing. And not only Timber Valleyites are cooperating but Star Bucks is providing coffee grounds and Tim’s Tree House has been extremely helpful. So why are some opposing them?
Well, it seems “The gardens won’t be for everyone.” Pardon me! But we have a dog park that’s not used by everyone. We have pool tables and games not used by everyone. Not to begrudge those who use them but the argument seems a little hypocritical.
Location? About 5 sites were studied and the most desirable seems to be on the old “golf course” next to the dog run. “Oh My Goodness, that wouldn’t look good to people coming into the park.” The dog run is super attractive? And the garbage cans certainly add to the ambiance. A raised garden in containers with vegetables and flowers certainly sounds more attractive than anything else. (The “group” is amenable to other sites.)
Gardening can be a social activity (and we need those after Covid). Gardening is physically rewarding. Gardening actually produces high quality edible food that will be shared by all. Face it, it’s just plain good for you!
Your help is needed. There’s a special Board meeting called just to consider IF there will be a Community Garden: Wednesday, June 8, at 10 a.m. Come one, come all.
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