Volunteers have been hard at work getting the Swannanoa Community Garden ready for another productive growing season. But we could use some extra hands, so we’re calling on the community to come out and help on Saturday, May 21, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. We’ll spend the afternoon planting, weeding, clearing, mulching, sprucing up, and having fun! Come for the whole afternoon, or just an hour or two. The workday is family friendly, so bring the kids. It’s a great opportunity to get some exercise, meet new friends, learn about vegetable gardening, and do some satisfying digging in the dirt! Gloves and tools will be provided, or you may bring your own.
The Swannanoa Community Garden is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) and is a “Garden that Gives.” All produce grown in the garden is donated to local food banks and other organizations that serve our neighbors in need. Last year, the garden produced more than 800 pounds of fresh produce. Additional beds are being added this year, so that number is expected to increase. Your gift of volunteer time on May 21 will help produce a bountiful harvest later in the season, and will truly be a gift that keeps on giving. We hope to see you in the garden. Many hands make light work!
The garden is located on Clover Lane, off Lake Eden Road (turn left on Clover Lane just before Owen High School). For more information, please call Garden Manager Sandy Drake at 828-581-9020, or email her at email@example.com