Friday, May 12, 2017
A Growing Concern
Ruth and Naomi's garden springs to life
A woman tends to her plot at the garden opening last week.
or six months of the year a fenced lot on Young Road sits dormant, but come spring it's transformed into a beautiful garden — however not before some hard work is put into getting it ready.
Two weeks before the garden opened last Sunday, and the green thumbs started to claim and register the raised plots, a couple of dozen students from Rosedale Traditional School did the heavy lifting, tilled soil and pulled weeds.
On Sunday, dozens of people showed up for free grilled hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixing's.
By then, the garden was already well under way with packets of free seeds from flowers to vegetables.
"It's a great way to give the students a taste of gardening and locals who have no place to grow anything can come and participate," said a group leader.
Plants and seeds were donated by Minter Gardens.
See a previous story on The Voice here.
Connect with Ruth and Naomi's group on Facebook here.