High Desert Gardeners Join Forces in Upcoming Community Garden.

By Alyssa Penman

High Desert Daily

Hesperia, CA – Spring is in the air and High Desert residents are enjoying sunnier days and moderate temperatures. Even though we live in a desert climate, we can still have spectacular gardens with a little planning and some hard work.

Take advantage of this season and help build a community garden in Hesperia! Sponsored by The Green Maven, volunteers will be celebrating the ground breaking of The Green Maven Community Garden tomorrow, Saturday March 19 from 10 am – 1 pm. (Find The Green Maven community on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Green-Maven/146838301994598)

According to the Green Maven herself, Tari Blalock, “We are officially launching The Green Maven Community Garden and breaking ground! Our hens will be helping out by providing the best fertilizer around and sharing their eggs with all of the helpers!”

The goal of the community garden is to provide healthy organic produce to those who want to help grow it. It is also an opportunity for friendship, community spirit and helping your neighbor. Volunteers can bring tools, seeds, knowledge and willing hands to help prepare beds for planting. Students needing service hours are welcome too. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a side dish for a potluck and The Green Maven will provide a taco bar.

If you have never had the pleasure of tasting a strawberry or cucumber you’ve grown yourself, you do not know what you are missing! This is a great chance for beginners to learn the ins and outs of gardening from seasoned vets. It is also a great family activity, teaching children about where food comes from and how plants grow.

Those who are interested in volunteering with the community garden or participating in the groundbreaking Saturday can contact Tari Blalock (green.maven@yahoo.com) or visit The Green Maven community on Facebook. The address and more details are available there.

2 comments for “High Desert Gardeners Join Forces in Upcoming Community Garden.

  1. Jerry Renehan
    March 20, 2011 at 7:55 am

    !! GO TARI !!

  2. Mom P
    March 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I am so proud of all of you!!! Can’t wait to visit and pull a few weeds and sample the crops. God Bless all of you!!! I expect this community effort to spread throughout the States like “Wild Fire” His spirit is contagious. Love you all Mom P. Illinois

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