Thursday, June 21, 2018

New Community Garden At Full Capacity

The rented beds in the new community garden have been planted with a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
On May 17, 2018 Darke County Parks held its first information session on the newly constructed community garden at Ohio Street’s Bish Discovery Center. The response was extremely positive. By June 1, a mere fifteen days after the initial session, all 21 raised beds had been rented. Looking out across the space there are now beds full of plants, a cozy gazebo to rest out of the sun, rain barrels to provide water and pavers to provide a sturdy surface for walking. It is the hope of the Park District that this garden becomes a place to meet, learn, and relax.

There are two programs scheduled this summer - Succession Planting on July 19 @6:30pm and Freezing and Drying Your Harvest on Aug. 14 @6:30pm. Pre-registration is required however these programs are free and open to the public. For more information or to sign up for these programs please call 937-548-0165. Darke County Parks is proud to be the recipient of a grant from RAB Lighting that was the catalyst for initiating this project.

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