The streets are lined with families, children, dogs, older adults, cousins, and business owners. Flags are waving and candy chants shouting and everyone is smiling at one another as we pass through. Alongside my fellow service members we decided to participate in the 3rd of July parade as a way to showcase our gratitude to the community that gardens with us.
On a sunny and blissful Wednesday afternoon, I, alongside several new gardening friends, harvested over 5 pounds of spinach, arugula, baby greens, and radishes from our little corner garden. Guests at Rose Baker were involved in every step of the process; from harvesting, weighing, washing, and enjoying.
You won’t find any marble columns or spacious gardens on this tour! This is your chance to see how regular Gloucester folks are squeezing vegetable gardens into small spaces to grow some of their own food. You will visit backyard, community & school gardens plus a few special guest gardens where you can learn about chickens and bees!