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Shelbyville Community Garden organizingPosted Friday, February 27, 2009, at 8:31 PM
Sherrie wrote in to let us know about a new community garden effort. http://shelbyville-garden-of-life.com/ It sounds like a commendable program and one many of us might like to join.
"We have our first work day this Saturday, Feb 28 at 9:00. Hoping for good weather.
We also plan to work with John Teague & others in his office for cooking classes & also canning. We want this effort to grow to other churches, property in town (empty lots) and be a "gift" for the unemployed, poor, etc.
Some people don't know how to cook fresh vegetables. They have plans to host cooking classes--- and hopefully teaching the use of herbs.
We also hope to teach & "host" canning evenings at the various church kitchens. Teach the skills & also let people take their canned goods home.
We can be a resource for people who have "too many" tomatoes, beans, etc from their garden --- they can donate & know their vegetables are not being wasted.
We are definitely going the organic/sustainable type of gardening. We will not get certified organic, but incorporate the practices into our methods.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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