Spring an exciting time for gardeners

Published 8:20 am Thursday, April 13, 2017

By Diane Salmon

Deep Roots Community Gardens

Here we are at the beginning of a brand new season. This is always a wonderful time. Visions of the perfect garden loom ahead and our perfect rows of veggies are in full bloom in our minds. We are so excited this time of year. Spring is the season of rebirth, of noticing the beautiful world God has given us, and of anticipation of the wonderful months to come. Let’s celebrate Spring.

We will start our celebration by being so thankful for all of you and all of your support these past three seasons. We are eagerly looking forward to this fourth season to begin.

Both gardens are ready for planting. The Clement garden has one spot left to be rented. We do still have some spots available at the Storehouse for Jesus site, so if you are interested in a 4 x 12 spot for just $10 a season please call 336-492-2360.

Our next fund-raising dinner will be held on April 19 in honor of Earth Day. Please come and enjoy a wonderful spring dinner. The menu will feature homemade chicken pie, vegetables, rolls, desserts and coffee and iced tea. Donations will be taken. The meal will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Mocksville First United Methodist Church’s after-school daycare children and our young children’s choir group will be making placemats in honor of Earth Day to grace our tables.

We had our first class for new gardeners, Saturday, April 8 at the Clement garden. Master Gardener Sarah Wood taught several new eager learners how to be more successful gardeners. Several beds were planted and many jobs were completed to kick off our new garden season.

Don’t forget to look for our new classes on cooking vegetables. Our first class will be held on April 26 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The class will be on discovering the many uses of kale. Believe it or not, kale can taste delicious. Limited seating will be available so please contact Diane Salmon at 336.492-2360 or email godsgarden1125@gmail.com for your reservation.

God is good all the time. All the time, God is good.

Happy Spring.

Vegetables to start in April: beets, carrots, corn, dill, endive, lettuce, parsnips, peas, potatoes, radishes, spinach and Swiss chard.