Community Garden Producing

The first seeds in the Mount Vernon Community Garden were planted June 8 and the harvest has already begun. Garden members were up with the sun last Saturday to beat the heat as they pulled weeds, watered plants, and gathered some of the garden’s early bounty which included cucumbers and golden and green zucchini as well as tomatoes. Green beans are blooming and will be ready soon. The harvest is shared with the John Taylor Senior Center.
The Community Gardeners are raising pumpkins and decorative squash which will be for sale at Apple Butter Makin’ Days to raise money for future projects.
Anyone interested in gardening is invited to participate. There is no formal “membership”. Anyone who shows up to work is immediately welcomed into the group. Members meet twice monthly at the Chamber of Commerce office, 7:00 a.m. The next meeting is Monday, August 12. If you can’t make the meeting, just stop by the garden at the east end of Seneker Street any Saturday morning, from sunrise to 9 a.m. to join the fun. Keep up with work days and other scheduled events on Facebook at “Mt. Vernon Community Garden”.


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Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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