Our gardens were established from others sharing the bounty of
their gardens. In the spring of 2002 we had a perennial exchange.
The announcement read, "Bring as many plants as you want to exchange plus one to
donate to the garden program." We received donations of hundreds of
perennials and many people brought seeds as well. One person brought a
quart Zip Loc bag of orange cosmos seeds and another brought a gallon of zinnia
seeds. We had a lot of zinnias and cosmos that year. They helped to
fill in while our perennials became established.
In these links you will find information
about some of the many ways we use the
vegetables, flowers, plants and fruit from our gardens with our community.
We hope they will inspire you to find special ways to share the bounty of your