Pend Comm Garden

The town of Pendleton is blooming! And at RoseLake Estates, we’re proud to be a part of this friendly, growing small town with a big heart.

Here’s an example:

A cooperative project between the Pendleton Library, Falls Park and resident volunteers of Pendleton, the Pendleton Community Garden serves a wonderful purpose – gardening for fun and contributing organic produce to local families in need.

Located next to the Library in front of Brown’s Pool, 15 garden plots are available to the public on a first come, first served basis.

Pendleton Community Garden participants commit to planting, weeding and harvesting to a 5′ X 12′ strip of land in the garden.  Volunteer gardeners can grow whatever they like on half that strip, as long as they use organic practices. On the other half, food is grown for the mobile library and food pantry, called “Read ‘n’ Feed.” A trailer goes out into the community and provides produce (and books) to an average of 40 families per week.

An herb garden and Alpha Seed Library is also a part of the program and open to the public. Upon registration, Pendleton members get an Alpha seed card allowing them to “check out” seeds. When gardens are harvested, the library asks that members harvest, save and return, or “check in” seeds for use next season, effectively paying the program forward.

If you would like more information on any of the library’s Community Garden programs, check out the community garden website HERE or call the library at (765) 778-7527. Happy planting from RoseLake Estates!

 


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