The gardens are colorful and beautiful and we have many busy gardeners harvesting fresh vegetables. One of the ways the garden committee helps the gardeners succeed is by providing monthly programs led by local garden experts. Our own Susanna Reppert Brill spoke about culinary herbs in June; Bob Carey and Erica Shaffer have also given interesting programs this summer.
Our final two programs will be on Tuesday, August 7 and Tuesday, September 11th. The August program will be led by Crystal Huff, who was instrumental in starting the community gardens in Hershey.
The September program will be presented by Kathy Quarles from Stauffers. She always provides helpful information and answers questions about various problems we might be experiencing.
We gather around the gazebo at the Ames Community Gardens on Railroad Avenue in Shiremanstown with our own lawn chairs and blankets. We begin at 6:30 p.m. Our programs usually last an hour. If it is raining an hour before (at 5:30) we will cancel. All gardeners and visitors are welcome.
All garden plots are occupied and we have a small wait list. The gardens are looking beautiful and we loved taking part in the July garden tour.