Growing Together Community Gardens offers 2020 gardening sites
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Growing Together Community Gardens of Marshfield is launching their 11th year of providing community gardening space in the city.
“After careful planning, the community gardens in Marshfield will launch their 11th year with Covid-19 safety restrictions in place, allowing residents to grow their own fresh produce for food security, and to provide physical and mental health opportunities,” an organization release said.
The group hosts about 80 raised beds, offering square-foot gardening spaces, which can be found at the three community garden sites in the city: First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Lincoln Avenue; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 502 W McMillan; and Church of Christ, 1413 S. Felker Avenue.
“Full sunshine, fresh compost and rain barrels to capture water make gardening possible and productive with online instruction by master gardeners in basic gardening techniques, square foot gardening for intensive, vertical vegetable production, composting and other topics,” the release said.
Gardeners are asked to complete and sign a user agreement, donate three hours of time in garden maintenance, pay a small fee, and complete a garden orientation session online.
Beds are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
To register for a First Presbyterian Church site, contact Barb Gillespie at email@example.com or Jamie Siorek at firstname.lastname@example.org; for a Good Shepherd Lutheran Church site, contact Tammy Neumann at email@example.com; for a
Church of Christ site, contact Don Bloczynski at firstname.lastname@example.org.