Community Gardens host demo, prepare for 2021 season

Photo by Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

The River Valley Area Community Gardens (RVACG) held a community gardening demonstration to kick off the 2021 growing season on Saturday, where new gardeners were given tips and tricks of the trade and a tour of their garden home. 

The garden offers free plots to students and a variety of sized plots at different price points, that gardeners, new or experienced, are allowed to plant and care for in any way they please. The garden organization provides manure, mulch water and some seeds. 

“Think of gardening as an experiment, some things work, some things don’t. It’s not always your fault that it died,” said Rose Ellen Schineider, a River Valley Area Community Gardens organizer. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions, it’s how we learn.”

Schneider and other organizers also offer some annual gardens featuring different berries and vegetables for gardeners to harvest. 

This year, the garden will also be offering a children’s garden, which will give kids at a variety of ages the chance to plant items in the garden, and participate in different fun activities. 
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