Four courageous women braved a cloudy morning at the Home Grown Garden last Saturday. Mila, Ann, Martha and Faye got a lot accomplished before a brief shower passed quickly through at 11:00. They harvested the last of the cold weather crops (lettuce, kale, and peas) and then planted a large variety of cucumbers and a second plantings of radishes and zucchini. Since it still wasn’t raining, they lightly weeded the sweet potatoes in hopes that it would reduce the weed takeover that we experienced last year. All in all, the four women felt it was another wonderful morning at the Home Grown Garden.
Please join us this Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 am to raise fresh produce for the Home and the hungry. The more hands that help, the more we can harvest.
Directions to the Home Grown Garden at Black Mountain Home
From Asheville, take I-40 East to Exit 59, Swannanoa. Turn left at the traffic light, and then right at the next light onto Highway 70. At the next traffic light turn left onto Whitson Ave and then right at the stop sign onto Old US 70. Follow this road for almost 2 miles to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Lake Eden Road. Look for the Garden sign before you get to the main entrance of the Home and turn right into the lower fields area near the stone silo.
Reminder: There is no bathroom at the garden and please bring your own drinking water. Wearing a hat and sunscreen is a good idea, too.