My husband noticed there was a community garden less than a mile from where we are staying. I thought I would check it out today. There are no signs explaining the garden and how it works so I went to a local nursery across the street to get some info. They didn’t know a whole lot, but said that you can sign up for a raised bed at the Post office. When I arrived at the garden there was a lady there tending to her plants. I was able to ask her a few questions and get some more information. She said that people can sign up for a raised bed garden and they are responsible for planting, and caring for the plants. The plants are supposed to be organic and no harsh chemicals are to be used, however she said there is no real way to enforce this. Fruits are veggies are only to be taken from your own garden unless permission is given by other gardeners to share. There is also a man that spends a lot of time caring for a lot of the larger crops such as the vineyard and squash. Since there are larger amounts of these he does give permission for the other gardeners to take what they want within reason of course.
I am really happy I ran into someone that was so friendly and willing to share. She also brought me into the greenhouse where all of the tomato plants are along with some lettuce and snow peas. There were several rain barrels for watering and the hotel behind the garden actually supplies the other water.
It was so neat to see such a great community garden. I know we do not have anything like this back home, however in other states this might not be so rare. I am hoping to go back in a month or so and see how things have grown.
Here are a bunch of the pictures I took while expolring the garden.
I also took a video with a little tour of the garden. Enjoy!!