Community Garden Planning Interview Part 2


Welcome back to Part Two of my interview with Tom Kincaid regarding his experiences with community gardening.

Terry:  How do you decide when to start planting?

Tom:  One member has a planting guide that he got from a gardening source and we use it somewhat.  However, all of us are long time gardeners and pretty well know by now when something needs to be planted or harvested.

Terry:  Anything else you’d like to add?

Tom:  A community garden is very rewarding in that you get to have fresh produce for your table and then get to share with other deserving folk.  It is a way for gardening people to give back to their communities.

Like most projects that include hard work, many show up in the initial stages but it soon comes down to a hardcore group of committed workers.  It is well worth the effort if you have the space and time.

Terry: Can we check in with you and the Good Shepherd Garden throughout the growing season?

Tom: I’d be happy to update you periodically on our progress in the garden this year.

Terry:  Great!  Thanks so very much, Tom, for sharing your advice and experience with us.

I hope our conversation with Tom will assist all who are rolling up their sleeves and digging in the dirt to help those in need.

Please leave any questions you have in the comments section and we’ll get back with you.


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