EAGLE-VAIL — The Eagle-Vail Community Garden is getting ready to get growing, kicking off the season on Sunday and Monday with its third annual Spring Seed Sale and members’ meeting.
“The members’ meeting is a great chance to meet the Garden Committee, learn about upcoming garden projects and get fired up about growing stuff,” said Shawn Bruckman, the community garden’s new president. “We’re asking all plot holders to attend.”
The Seed Sale, which will take place immediately after the meeting, is open to anyone in the valley. It’s an excellent opportunity to stock up on organic seeds pre-packaged in small envelopes to suit the needs of small-plot gardens. By purchasing a variety of seeds at excellent prices, you will also be supporting the community garden as it continues to flourish.
The garden, which is completely volunteer run, got a great start in 2012 under the leadership of Cassie Pence and Keri Hayes. Pence served as president for the first three years of operation, but she and her family have moved on to new adventures.
“We’re left with huge boots to fill,” Bruckman said. “But the garden committee has been working hard throughout the winter and is anticipating some exciting changes this year.”
This season will see a new garden shed, a variety of informative workshops in the garden by valley experts, a new volunteer structure and a continuation of the community garden events that occur every year, such as the summer potluck in the garden and the fall chili cook-off.