Members of Community Gardens of Vicksburg are gearing up for another season of digging in the soil and producing tasty edibles from seed and plant. Anyone in the community interested in using a plot is welcome to join the enthusiastic group that has been involved in growing vegetables since 2008.
Two garden areas are available. The Heritage Garden is located on the east side of the village on North Richardson Street next to the Historic Village and big red barn. The Pantry Garden is found behind the Leja House at the west end of the village on Prairie Street across from Summit Polymers. Plots in both gardens are open to new and returning gardeners. The use of private plots is free, but gardeners must purchase their own seeds and plants.
It’s an educational experience and the Community Garden group invites those who enjoy gardening or want to learn or learn more. Master Gardeners are available in both locations to share their knowledge. Together the group cares for perennial beds of herbs, strawberries and raspberries and common paths. There are garden tools in an on-site shed to share.
If you have questions or would like to become involved, note Thursday, April 23rd from 7-8 p.m. on your calendars. The planners will gather at the Vicksburg Community Center. Preparations will begin there for the upcoming season. For any further information in advance of the meeting, contact Nancy Wolf at 269-649-2840 or Carol Meyer-Niedzwiecki at 269-568-0580.