Work day gets community garden off to good start

Published 9:47 am Thursday, March 28, 2019

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By Diane Salmon

Deep Roots Gardens

The Deep Roots Garden committee is happy to announce the beginning of our sixth yea.

We officially opened our Clement Garden Saturday. Our new Assistant Coordinator of the Clement Garden is  Gail Scarlett. Gail has graciously accepted the position of helping us run the Clement garden more smoothly. She is an avid gardener with much experience. We are so very lucky to have her with us.

Clement gardeners kicked off a hugely successful work day at the garden Saturday morning. We all got so many tasks accomplished and everyone chipped in. We are all excited to begin the garden season with the sixth year of Deep Roots.

We got most of the raised beds cleared out and ready for planting. Many of us planted cool weather veggies, transplanted strawberry plants (thank you Gail Scarlett), planted seeds, pulled weeds, picked up sticks and limbs, and rototilled.

We moved mountains of woodchips to cover over the cardboard to discourage weed growth and to landscape in front of the gate. We water sealed and stained the picnic tables, and our “Mystery Mower” who wishes to remain anonymous mowed for the first time this spring. The garden has never looked more beautiful. (At least until all of the beautiful vegetables come in later on this season!)

We are planning our Welcome Spring and early Earth Day  Wednesday night meal for April 10 at Mocksville First United Methodist Church Family Life Center at 5:30 p.m. The menu will include spiral cut ham, potatoes, black eyed peas and corn, coleslaw, assorted casseroles, hot cross buns, coffee and iced tea. Donations will be accepted. We will also hold a mini bake sale featuring mini bread loaves and homemade chocolate peanut butter and chocolate coconut Easter eggs.

We are also looking for an 8- to 10-foot trailer to haul horse manure. If anyone has one in good condition with title, good tires, and working lights to donate or to sell at an economical price, please contact Diane Salmon at 336-492-2360.