It has been a full year for the GrowMemphis neighborhood community garden program. To give you just a taste of what we’ve been up to: we hosted workshops on winter growing, bed preparation, and tomato diseases; gardeners pitched in to grow thousands of seedlings that were given to community gardens and sold at our annual plant sale; we raised funds to help start two new garden projects; and student volunteers came from Kansas and Florida to lend a hand.
Collectively, community gardens grew thousands of pounds of food for neighborhood residents, family members, friends, students, food pantries, and more. Most importantly, in community gardens this year, children tried new foods, watched butterflies, and caught snakes. Neighbors met each other for the first time. Vacant land was reclaimed and restored. Clearly, we have much to celebrate.
GrowMemphis invites you to join in that celebration at our 5th Annual Fall Harvest Party. Green Leaf Learning Farm at Knowledge Quest (featured in the current edition of Edible Memphis Magazine) will host the celebration onSaturday, October 15th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony with honored guest County Commissioner Henri Brooks at 3:00pm. Knowledge Quest is located at 1027 Arnold Place in South Memphis.
The grill will be hot and we’ll have hotdogs, hamburgers and veggie options for everyone. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Youth gardeners from Green Leaf will be giving tours of the Learning Farm. Keeping in spirit with the community gardening movement, children are extremely welcome.
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