It's finally time to kick off the 2013 season in the Sprouting Hope Community Garden! Everyone is invited to come out and help get ready for spring.
Our major tasks will be getting the electric tape fence tightened up, installing a new round of wire fencing to keep out the bunnies that outsmarted the electric fence, repairing a damaged water valve and testing the irrigation system, weeding and preparing beds, maybe some mulching depending on what we find out there, and planting onions, peas and mixed greens (yay!).
There will be something for people of all ages to do so bring friends, gloves, hand tools, drinks and join us for what should be a gorgeous morning with great company in service of our community. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Click on the April 6 link under "Upcoming Events" on the right to go to the Facebook page for this event where you can "join" and invite your friends. (This isn't required... just a great way to help us spread the word!)
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 16 (Park Blvd) north out of Marion for 4 miles. Turn right into Hungry Mother State Park and continue for 1 mile on East Hungry Mother Drive. Turn left into the Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center. Turn right immediately and park along the row of pine trees running beside the main road.
** If there is an attendant at the park entrance, let them know that you are going to the community garden. You won't need to pay to come out to the garden. If you go back to use the state park, you will need to pay for parking as rangers do patrol the lots and issue parking tickets. **