Brussels Community Garden re-opens on village's main street
It’s getting to be that time of year - spring! Perennials are popping up around town in everyone’s yards and some people have already planted some of their vegetable gardens.
The Brussels Sprouts cooking instructor, Donna Bauer, was very instrumental in getting garden boxes set up across the village’s post office for community use for the last couple of years. A few people helped with planting and many helped themselves to the bounty.
Huron East has arranged to move and water the planters (along with flowers planted by Brussels Horticultural Society) throughout the season.
Although damage and theft have been issues, the group believes the community is benefitting in harvesting some vegetables as well as educating the young ones. In fact, parents with little ones can often be seen picking and eating a bean or cherry tomato to their amazement! The other issue that occurs is lack of harvesting, so please help yourself.
The group hopes to continue this garden, but members need your help. A planting date has not been set up yet, but it will be soon. Plants, seeds are needed, as well as weekend waterers when the weather is dry. Everyone hates weeding, but pick up your mail and pick a weed or two while in the area. Also help yourself to what is growing.
If you need more information or want to help, leave your name and number with Julie Pearce at 519-531-1606.