The next time you’re at Founders Hall, treat yourself to the sights and scents of our beautiful gardens in full bloom. The pleasant sound of water cascading gently through the prolific tower gardens adds to the tranquility. Linger by the buddleias and you’re likely to be joined by butterflies, birds and honeybees. Not long ago, this same garden was an overgrown patch of blueberry bushes. Then a small group of members, led by master gardener Jack Hughes, dug in. The results are now bursting with beauty and bounty, and benefit us all.
“We really are a community garden,” notes gardener Norene Foley. With that spirit of community, the group leaves a weekly basket of organically-grown produce for members to take and enjoy. In the weeks ahead, you’ll find tomatoes, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, kale, herbs and more. When the zucchini plants take off, you’re likely to find homemade zucchini bread as well.