Recently, Kevin Harding and Terry Messick, when asked about this, indicated they would consider setting aside a small plot of land for those of us interested in tending a small flower or vegetable garden.
photo by Bob Connelly
Hearthstone resident Bob Connelly is willing to head up a committee to organize the “Hearthstone Community Garden” So, if you miss having your own plot of land to grow flowers or food for your table email him at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please put “Hearthstone Community Garden” in the Subject line of your email so your message doesn't end up in his spam folder.)
Bob is not a gardener himself, but thinks a Community Garden would be a nice addition to our neighborhood and probably help sell a few more homes. He will arrange a meeting where we can meet and discuss our Community Garden.
What is a Community Garden? Very simply, it is any piece of land gardened by a group of people!
What are Benefits of Community Gardens?
-Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
-Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
-Stimulates Social Interaction
-Produces Nutritious Food
-Reduces Family Food Budgets
-Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education
-Preserves Green Space
-Creates income opportunities and economic development
-Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots
-Provides opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections
So, if you think this is something you would like to see in our neighborhood and you want to participate please contact Bob and
let's plant some seeds!
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