Community Garden Field Day 

October 17, 2009

     

Despite the sudden drop in temperatures, about thirty folks came out to see the Perry Community Garden and participate in the Taylor County Master Gardeners first annual Fall Field Day.  The event was planned as a way to introduce the community garden to the public and provide an educational opportunity at the same time.  The Perry Community Garden is now officially open and Master Gardeners are accepting applications for a garden plot.  There are two sizes of raised beds 4’x 16’ and 4’x 8’.  There is a minimal fee of $15.00 per growing season to help pay for the water.  You can pick up an application at the Taylor County Cooperative Extension office at Forest Capital Hall or contact a Master Gardener.

 

The Master Gardeners will periodically have workshops and talks at the community garden on various horticulture topics, which will be open to the public.  Master Gardeners are also available to help new gardeners get started in growing their own vegetables.

The garden was established for the benefit of everyone in the community.  We encourage everyone to drive by the senior center, see how beautiful the community garden looks, get involved in gardening, and experience the joy and reward of growing your own fresh vegetables.