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Gardens Connecting A Community
Here is an article that will be in the 2011
Sanbornton Town Report:
SANBORNTON COMMUNITY GARDEN
GROWING SEASON 2011
OH WHAT A BOUNTY! came from the community gardens this year.
The original 9 gardens grew to 13 raised beds, an “earth box,” and two “potato
In addition to the beds we also added approximately a dozen new varieties of
vegetables. Just like most who visit our garden we also continue to learn new
gardening practices from our experimentation. This year’s great additions were
the earth box, potato bags, trellis’ and compost bins.
The produce was distributed though out the community to
approximately 10 families, many of them offering to assist in the garden by
planting or just visiting. We welcome seniors from our community to share
in the produce coming from our gardens and are planning new ways, to make
distribution easy for all.
In addition to the gardens themselves,
our Cooperative Extension Master Gardener group sponsored several workshops at
the library through out the growing season.
Including: Raised Bed & Container Gardening and
Arugula - The Art of Composting - Visit to the Garden during Old Home Day
Community Gardens (as an example to other
- Canning and Preserving Your Fresh Produce - Growing
want to THANK, a number of individuals for their assistance with this
Cab Vinton and the Library Staff, Kelly McAdam Ag.
Educator for Belknap County,
Paul Tierney, Ralph & Kris Rathjen, Milly Shaw, Chuck Mitchell, Steve Ober and
the Winnisquam Regional High School Teachers on their “ Community Volunteer
Thanks to the teachers the beds were “put to bed” and compost was added to make
them ready for the first signs of spring in 2012.
We look forward to the upcoming growing
season: new vegetables, bigger compost bins and of course larger harvest.
Look for our spring offering
at the library;
“How To Create Your Own Earth Box!”
Our one earth box last season produced dozens
and dozens of fresh green peppers on 4 plants!
For more information on how to be a part
of this community project, you can contact Karen Ober 286-9995 or
You can also view the progress from the beginning of the
garden creation at:
Karen Ober for the Community Garden Group
Kathi Mitchell, Karen Firmin, Sharon Trothier, Nellie Grant,
For more details:
Sanbornton Public Library announcement