Toward a Community Garden…

Elly and I just came from an interesting meeting in the “Great Hall” of O’Hurley’s General Store in Shepherdstown (WV), where around twenty or so locals showed up to discuss the idea of a Community Garden. This is something Elly is very interested in, since our bucket gardening area is so small…and now that we are Vegans, we also have a commitment to making sure we eat vegetables grown without chemical additives, etc.

Ruth Raubertas, my Music Director on The Hunting of the Snark, was there with her husband Mike (they own The Four Seasons Book Store), as were people representing Shepherd students, the Sustainable Shepherdstown group, a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, and a bunch of others. Peter Corum, who we met when we first started looking for a place to live in Shepherdstown, since he was promoting an artist’s development, was there… we hadn’t spoken with him in a couple of years. In general, it was a pretty interesting group.

We signed a couple of lists to get on structuring groups… now we’ll see what happens.

Onward and upward.

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on December 13, 2009, in food, Organic Gardening, Word from Bill and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. ozarkhomesteader

    I saw some federal grants for community projects like this one a few months ago. You might try the Dept. of Ed. to see if you can find a development grant.

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