Despite drought, community garden a successPublished 9:08pm Wednesday, September 26, 2012
To the editor:
Fall is here and harvest time is upon us.
Those of us who have worked in the Dowagiac Community Garden this summer would like to thank everyone who helped make our initial season a success.
Though the weather was hot and dry, we were able to have enough produce to make donations to Hope’s Door and the senior citizens’ luncheoin at the high school.
For donations of plants and seeds, products and supplies, money and support we would like to thank: Bartley Farms, Creative Vinyl, Charlie Dohm, Dowagiac District Library, Foodie’s Restaurant, Hale’s Hardware, Bruce Springsteen, Lindsey Tankersley and her family, Town and Country Garden Club and Mark Van Til.
A special thanks should go to Dowagiac Union Schools for providing land for the garden plot and the City of Dowagiac for the water to make our garden grow.
Also, an extra thank-you should go to David and Kathy Steele for coming to the rescue and plowing the ground to get us started.
We estimate we had approximately 100 hours of time donated and harvested approximately 100 pounds of produce.
This was a respectable start, but we would love to have more gardeners.
If you are interested in exercising your green thumb next summer please check our Facebook page at Dowagiac Community Garden or the website at digdowagiac.org or call (269) 783-5656.