Preparing for a New Growing Season


A Small Plot of Land is Set on a Growing Grid

A Small Plot of Land is Set on a Growing Grid


Emily Nieschburg and Courtney Neuhold were among some of the LiveWell members who accompanied a family this past Thursday evening, May 23, in preparing their plot of land at the Community Gardens near the High Plains Community Health Center. 

The garden is beginning its third year of operation and was developed to showcase the ways in which fresh vegetables can be grown and harvested for personal use.  The fenced garden contains about twenty squares, around five by five feet, which are used by families, organizations or individuals for their crops.     

Preparing for the Seasonal Planting

Preparing for the Seasonal Planting

The garden has been used for squash, cucumbers, cantaloupes, green peppers, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers and vegetables.  The squares are set in a grid to provide adequate growing space for each of the crops planted and soaker hoses connect all the individual plots.  The growers maintain their own squares through the season, weeding and watering their selected crops until harvest time later in the summer.  The garden complex measures about 50 by 80 feet.  Some of the produce has been donated to local groups in past years.

By Russ Baldwin


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