"The glory of gardening: Hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture
a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." -- Alfred Austin, English poet.
As of Nov. 20, it's official: North Palm Beach now has its own Community Garden.
This morning, officials with the Village of North Palm Beach met with volunteers at Osborne Park to unveil a new community gardening space. Located at the back of the park, surrounded by white fencing, there are 14 raised, 4 by 10-foot beds where residents can grow plants of their choice.
Zak Sherman, director of leisure services, and Andy Lukasik, city manager, were on hand to lead the initial organization meeting. The garden is a project of the village's Environmental Committee, which used the successful Abacoa Community Garden as a model.
The new gardening space will be maintained by volunteers, and several of those in attendance signed up to claim a spot in one of the beds. For more information, contact Zak Sherman.
Let the growing begin! --By Gerry Barker
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