Good-bye Port Royal Community Gardens. This would have been my fifth summer gardening with you, but life is taking me in a different direction.
I learned so much from the amazing people at PRCG. Thank-you so much to those that took the time to teach me about gardening on the west coast. The experience was incredibly positive and I am so happy that I lucked out on getting to know such a fantastic group of people.
Below are some pictures from the garden that I took at the last meeting. I have to admit, I was a little teary eyed as I wandered through the beds. A lot of hours have been spent there, digging and weeding and (best of all!) harvesting.
As a parting note, I must say that if you don't have garden space of your own (or if you simply don't have enough!), you should definitely look into community gardens in your area. They are a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow gardeners, learn new skills, and increase your yields.
Of course, there are challenges as well. There are the challenges of pests and disease that do have a tendency to spread from plot to plot and, as in my case, sometimes the gardens aren't located close enough to be truly convienient. However that doesn't mean that you won't find them a good fit for you! Be open minded and see what is available in your area. I know that I will carry my time at PRCG in my heart for the rest of my life. I am a better gardener (and a better person) for having spent time as a member of that garden.