Waterloo Community Garden gears up for spring

Spring is in the air and the local gardeners are gearing up for what they hope to be an even better growing season than last year. However, the community garden needs your help!Jennifer Dressing, Garden Manager, is asking the public for its help. “We need people who want to learn how to grow and harvest crops, and to have fun in the dirt, meeting new people,” she said. The garden is open to all ages, young and the elderly. There are two raised beds that are accessible for those who cannot get down on the ground or have to use a wheelchair. Families and children are encouraged to get involved.All produce harvested is shared among garden members. Extra produce is donated to local food pantries.The group also needs a few other necessary items to help them grow this year: at least one or two wheelbarrows, a push mower and a weed whacker. If anyone would like to donate any of these items, or is available to donate some time in using these items, please contact Dressing at 315-745-9993.The community garden was founded by the late Jim Snow. His excitement and inspiration is the energy that drives this group to continue. He is the backbone to this group. “He left us with lots of knowledge in the hope that we will carry out his vision, Dressing said.The next meeting of the Community Garden will be at 6:30 pm Wednesday, March 26th at the Lyons National Bank Conference Room, across from KFC/Taco Bell. Please come and see what they are all about! Look for them on Facebook: Waterloo Community Garden.

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