"It was so much fun planting carrots with my grandparents.
I get excited to come back to see how much they have grown"
“It's so peaceful, it's nice having something productive to do with my grandson, we look forward to seeing
— Johnson Family
The Community Garden is created for the love of gardening and passing on growing techniques from one generation to the next. Come Join the Community Garden Club and get your hands dirty today. Grow all your produce for your own kitchen while getting out being social while social distancing. Take pride in growing your own food. If you have extra, share with the community flower wagon open Saturdays and Sundays. All proceeds go to help raise funds for Sargent Road Nature Park.
This Garden is created to enjoy and be part of the environment. Enjoy tending your plants and your neighbors plants grow while enjoying a peaceful farm setting. The peaceful sound of the fountain splashing off the pond, the deer stopping by to say good morning. Take a walk down to Mud Creek Farm Stand and pick up eggs and honey.
"Build stronger communities by working together" As a garden club we decided to work with Sargent Road Preschool and Mud Creek community members to create a platform for education for all ages while social distancing.Our goals are to feed the body, mind and community. All funds raised go directly to local needs.
On Mother's Day Andy, Leigha and Kindra came together to break ground and help start our community garden. Some of my best memories as child and a mother were times spent with loved ones in the garden. This was the best gift a mother could receive.
We wanted the Community Garden to be a safe place for our daycare community to get outside and be together while still social distancing. "You build it, they will come". We are building it and hoping to find a way to be of service to the community.
Cheryl Crow has found her place in the garden. Hopefully she will deter animals when they see her along with the "bunny repellent" shared by a community helper. It looks like we have some cucumbers and tomatoes coming coming in. We planted marigolds to help with pollination and pest control.
A big thank you to those who ventured out to make a plot, those who helped plant, and those who brought plants to share. We have had fun digging for worms and planting plants to watch them grow. David Dellinger with Purdue's Master gardening Program was kind enough to volunteer his time planting and labeling the different plants springing up in the garden. A Big thank you to Andy who worked so hard to put up the deer fence.
Watered the plants, plants growing and starting to bear fruit. This is exciting for the kids and is going to be fun when all the families can pick groceries right out of the garden before going home. We found a way to be of service to the community Andy is working on a Flower Wagon to donate any extra produce the garden produces to the community and any funds raised will be donated to Sargent Road Nature Park. We went on a tour at the end of June and feel this park will be a necessity to preserve our water ways plant and animal life while giving the community a great place to interact with nature and each other.
We met Presley's Produce who stopped by to talk about our garden. Michael and Rhea started a group that uses gardening to help families grieving the loss of a child or dealing with serious childhood illnesses. They asked if they could share the hydroponic grow towers, what a great opportunity knocking on our door, the kids get to have a hands on experience with hydroponic learning about a new grow medium and their families get the benefit of Fresh produce year round. Plants start producing lots of fruits and vegetables.
The Community Garden Clubs garden continues to bear fruit. We connected with Sargent Road Nature Park to help preserve the park with anything the Flower Cart Can raise and just general awareness of the Conservancy's Plans. Members of the community are interested in a bug hotel workshop and are going to organize one to help create affordable, functional art. We will plan future projects spring of 2021.
The Community Garden Club used it's extra produce to pass on to the neighborhood in the flower wagon. Neighbors generously gave towards Sargent Road Nature Park which will be located on the south corner of 86th and Sargent roads and will provide a great natural trail showcasing native plants and animals.
The Community Garden Club got together and helped create a fenced in garden for Presley's Produce. Along with a lot of other community volunteers we were able to take one small step for a change it's not just the garden but the support to keep on going. Even though they broke ground this month the garden will be planted next spring. It is very satisfying to work together as a community to support each other on our individual missions.