Early August is traditionally the celebration of the First Harvest. And in the Swannanoa Community Garden there has been much to harvest this August — and more to look forward to in the harvests to come.
Many thanks to the community members and student volunteers from Warren Wilson College who came out to work in the garden on Friday, August 19. The new shed was painted and primed, garden paths and common areas were cleared of weeds, fresh mulch was applied to the back pathways, our donated tomato plants were carefully tended, and compost and brushpile areas were constructed using materials from the old makeshift shed. The hardworking volunteers accomplished much more than expected in just a few short hours!