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 .