Jim Bero of Seneca Falls, well-known gourmet chef and radio cooking show host, will be the featured speaker at the Waterloo Garden dish-to-pass gathering at 6 pm Wednesday, July 18. He will speak on healthy cooking. The public is invited. Bring chairs, table service and a dish to pass. The gardens are located on Swift Street behind Lake Country Christian Church.
The Waterloo Gardens are continuing to grow, with all the raised beds now filled with soil and herbs being planted. One interesting demonstration is one-pot gardening. It’s suitable for people with only a small deck available for gardening. On a recent visit, gardener Jim Snow showed one-pot marinara sauce garden, with the tomatoes, basil, oregano and marjoram all growing in one pot.
Head gardener Jim Snow reported that two water tanks have been donated to the gardens; one will hold 120 gallons and the other 200 gallons. As soon as the tanks are in place and plumbing is completed, the village of Waterloo will be asked to fill them. A regular schedule of watering and weeding has been worked out.
“That should take care of our watering problem for a while,“ Snow said.
“Joining the garden is so much easier than doing a small garden on your own,” Laurel Callahan, a member of the garden, said. ”For so little work you sure get a very bountiful harvest. It sure is true that many hands make light work plus the pleasure of others company and wisdom. The best part is it’s free to anyone who enjoys working in a garden!”
New members are welcome to be a part of the garden community. Membership is free to those willing to work in the garden. Call Jim Snow at 315-729-2057 or Ruth Townson and Josh at the Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 585-743-2006 for a registration form and the garden rules and guidelines.
Future projects include working on the compost bins, planting second plantings of beets, beans and carrots, and replanating cucumbers that died in the drought..
Cash donations to the Waterloo Community Garden may be mailed to 102 E. Williams St., Waterloo, NY 13165. Checks should be made payable to the Waterloo Community Garden or WCG.
For additional Information please contact Jim Snow, interim garden manager, at 315-729-2057 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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