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Community Gardeners Finish Fence

The group braved the weekend heat to complete the fence at Riverhills Park around their second garden plot.


The comment that community gardener posted on the Temple Terrace Community Garden Facebook page Saturday afternoon said it all: “Amazing Garden. Since 2012.”

Playing off the 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 ,” Leib said as she looked at the fence mid-day Saturday (July 28).

She said 23 people had gathered at that morning to finish the work, which included digging holes, setting posts and rolling out wire. .

The group’s first plot is located behind 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, , 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.

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