It is that time of year again!  Spring is here and so is the time to start gardening. Community Gardening is the best way of helping Mother Earth because not only are you helping the environment but you also are helping your community!  

 

I am back this year as a volunteer master gardener and helping my fabulous church – Lithia Spring United Methodist Church – ( www.lithiaspringsmethodist.org – Pastor John Merk) with their community garden again on our church grounds.  This year we are going to add to the garden are fruits and pumpkins.

 

Community gardens are such a great need nowadays since the prices of organic produce has been going sky high.  Recently, I wrote an article called "Dig It! 4 Inspirations for Community Gardening" for Stone Soup blog about starting a community garden in your own neighborhood.  Click here to read the article to start your own neighborhood community garden.  Another great reference place about starting a community garden, school garde...

Since the winter  is here do you think eating locally needs to stop during this time of year? Definitely not so! Cold weather crops, the use of hoop houses and other methods to extend the natural growing season, and old storage bins for vegetables like cabbages and potatoes all mean that there are plenty of winter fruits and vegetables to choose from in most of the country. Look for the winter fruits and vegetables at farmers markets and in produce departments for the best flavor (and greatest value) in season. Specific crops and harvest dates will depend on your region’s climate and most of these are only available locally in temperate regions.

 

What types of fruits and vegetables are good to eat during the winter season?  They are cabbage, celery, pears, carrots, spinach, brussels sprouts, parsnips, cauliflower, broccoli, grapefruit, sweet potatoes and yams, onions and leeks, potatoes, winter squash, mushrooms, pears and turnips.

 

If you want to extend your winter gardening season then...

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