Community Gardeners Finish Fence
The group braved the weekend heat to complete the fence at Riverhills Park around their second garden plot.
Playing off the City of Temple Terrace's recently-created tagline, “Amazing City. Since 1925,” Leib, president of the community garden, announced the group’s triumph: after two Saturdays (July 21 and 28) of toiling in the heat, they finished a fence surrounding their second garden plot at 2 p.m. July 28.
“There was a whole lot more people (today) than the first work session,” Leib said as she looked at the fence mid-day Saturday (July 28).
The group’s first plot is located behind Riverhills Elementary School and is a communal garden. The second plot will be a place where gardeners can have individual plots. The group will install irrigation to the garden in August and plans to let gardeners begin cultivating plots in September, Leib said. All 22 plots in the first quadrant of the garden are spoken for.
Before gardeners get started, Steven McBride, vice president of the community garden, will be teaching them how to bed their plots using a lasagna layering technique.
“That’s the kind of support we’re going to offer to gardeners here,” Leib said.
But first, gardeners will finish nailing wire to the fence posts Wednesday. They plan to meet at the garden at 6:30 p.m., and they are inviting the entire community to help them.
“Bring your hammer,” Leib said. “There’s a lot of hammering to do.”
For more information, visit the Temple Terrace Community Garden online.