Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Changing of the Season

It has been a remarkable growing season . I believe with the over 30 Unity Gardens in South Bend , and Mishawaka area that a real impact has been made on many people . The gardens have produced a great deal of healthy food for many in need . The Gardens have brought many diverse people together to share a sense of community . On average the LaSalle Square garden has received between 40 & 50 visitors a day . These folks come out to harvest , work , and share life stories with others. There is alot to be learned from watching , and talking with the people in the gardens . I have learned much from the time I spend in the gardens , but most of all I have learned that the gardens are much needed in this community . The garden leaders , and volunteers did a great job not only with raising food , but with promoting the Unity Garden message of sharing .

So as the seasons change , and the cool weather rolls in the warm weather plants try to hang on and squeeze out the final round of food , and the cool weather plants thrive providing whatever they can before the frost comes . Its a sad time of year , and my thoughts drift to next years planning . Spring will come too soon , and it will start all over again . More people coming together to enjoy the bounty, and beauty of a garden .

1 comment:

  1. It is hard to believe the season is wrapping up! there are green beans, peas, lettuce, mustard greens and more still growing! Everything looks fantastic, and people are still counting on the harvest; watermelons at HUD, pumpkins at PCM...