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Obamas’ not the only veggie garden going in

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 by No comments yet

We’re seeing more garden-related postings on Front Porch Forum this spring than in past years.  The economy?  The Obamas’ example?  The localvore movement?

For example, Kristen posted this note yesterday on the FPF Hinesburg Village Neighborhood Forum…

Seeking kitchen garden space
Thinking abou skipping putting in a garden this year? I’m looking for a prepared garden space and will trade keeping it well tended and some vegetables for getting to use it for the season. I’m tidy, quiet and experienced. I’d prefer a spot in the Village or on the east side of Town, but am open to other locations. Let me know if you have a site and would be interested in working out an arrangement. Thanks!

And already this morning she has two responses from nearby rural neighbors…

From Bill…
Hey Kristen – I’m actually planning to put in a small veggie garden on my property this year and could use some help if you’re interested.  I’ve been a perennials-only gardener to date so this will be a new experience for me.  I need to prep the area “from scratch” but I’ve got a great spot with beautiful southern exposure.  It’s probably a mile from town and an easy hop on a bike if you don’t want to get in the car.  Let me know if you’d like to check it out.

From Diane…
Hi Kristen, I am going to have a small garden where my veg. garden usually is but I am also going to plant a salad garden off my deck. That way it is closer to the house. I am willing to have more of the veg. garden tilled. So if you want to look at the space email me back. Thanks.

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