Great story about a long-running community garden in Marin shows what can happen once you get a community garden rolling. — Douglas
What with planting and thinning and weeding and harvesting, the only thing that takes more time than managing a garden is managing the gardens of 71 other people.
“Gardening is never done,” says Stephen Conner, who became the overall coordinator of the Larkspur Community Garden during its first year in 1982. Nancy Spivey, head of Larkspur Parks & Recreation at the time, started the garden because she understood recreation involved more than just sports. “Gardeners are bending, stretching, and weeding on their hands and knees — and it is therapeutic to get your hands in the soil.”
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