There was a day when most everyone tended to a garden of some kind or another. Folks took pride in growing their own & sharing their bounty. That day has returned to Sturgeon Bay in the form of a community garden. For a $30 annual fee, the plot of earth off of South 16th Place, across from Ministry Door County Medical Center, provides space for several dozen mini gardens. Jennifer Spude says the Community’s Garden is used to produce vegetables for the nearby hospital…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/N285.mp3|titles=Jennifer Spude]
For those who don’t know, kale is a form of cabbage, green or purple, in which the central leaves do not form a head. Spude says the garden is not only for growing plants, it also has an educational component…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/N286.mp3|titles=Jennifer Spude]
One day, the Community’s Garden will be an eleven acre park with a prayer garden, accessible trails through cedar forest/wetland areas, a large pond, a children’s garden, a place for households to grow food, a greenhouse & classroom building & a wildlife viewing area.