A little over-grown

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    This is the sign in front of our Community Garden. I have been gradening there going on 5 years. I did not even know the sign was there until someone pointed it out to me!!

    I am going to see if I can generate some interest in cleaning it up a bit: hack back the overgrowth, repaint it, maybe add a sign saying (helpfully) 'Community Garden'.

    I mentioned this to another member & her comment was, 'oh no let's put up 'Members Only'!! I asked her why we would do that & she said she didn't want non-members walking about. So I asked her what they would do and she didn't really have an answer. I was feeling devilish, so I said, well, this is a very comfortable town, I don't think we'd have starving people stealing our vegetables. Teenagers? Maybe they'd dug up a potato & eat it? Or grab a grean bean & munch it?

    Fortunately, she began laughing at the absurdity of it!!
     
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  3. eileen

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    I think your idea is spot on. With the sign cleared and repainted it will make the garden look as though the community care about their land. Non members may even be encouraged to join in and help out.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Eileen, yes. I think you are spot on. I am trying to create more presence in our town. No one knows we are here & we always have open plots & not enough annual fees collected to cover the mowing.
     
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    So often community gardens are an uphill battle, but I think you will win, Cayuga!
    Would it be possible to get an article (and photo) in the local newspaper, or even have someone from a nearby TV station come to visit? There is nothing like publicity to stimulate folks to get off the fence and jump into a garden plot!
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    I think that is a great idea MG. We have a local newspaper that writes local interest stories.
    BTW, I just got the last new member. All plots are full now!
     
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