From the time my mother and dad created a “Victory Garden” in our backyard in St. Louis, Mo. during the second World War, until this day in Highland, I have been an enthusiastic gardener.
By ElmaMae Henderson
Feb 13, 2017
When I visited the Highland Congregational Church, I discovered the Giving Garden up beyond the parking lot. One does not need to be a member of the church to have a garden plot. Powell and helpers have created the boxed in plots and at this there are still a very few unclaimed. I planted mine last October, and have been harvesting and enjoying beautiful kale and collard greens.
Since then I’ve planted and transplanted carrots, corn, peppers, leeks, beets and rosemary. By June there will be peas and cucumbers, plus marigolds to enjoy. Then the corn by Fourth and July. To the east, near the fence, there are citrus trees. I hop to add an orchard to the other side of the garden plots. Time and economic constraints are such a bother for my creative energies.