The gardens are booming and we're looking for volunteers to help us have another successful growing season.
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The Community Gardens are located near the Ranson Civic Center. While it's a long way from being a "big city" environment, it's not exactly rural either. However, this doesn't prevent us from having problems with wandering deer stopping by to eat our plants. Which is exactly what happened with our sweet potato plants last week. [...]
We're growing artichokes for the first time this year in the community gardens.
Vertical gardening gives gardeners with limited space a way to grow herbs, flowers and vegetables. It also can be used to create a mobile growing platform that can be moved to "follow the sun" during the day.
Yesterday was the longest day of 2016. Summer has now officially begun and things are booming in the gardens. Thanks for all the help the Harvest Pointe Community Church youth group provided at the community garden last week. We're a lot further along because of everyone's efforts. They helped clear the weeds, build raised beds, reorganize [...]
One of the advantages of the community gardens is that we get a chance to try out a wide range of vegetables and varieties. If you come out and visit you'll find containers and raised beds full of tomato plants. And, as mentioned before, we are trying out all kinds of different varieties and types [...]
Plant pictures can be pretty boring. Green leaves, maybe a vegetable or two. Or, if you're really lucky, a bug. But, garden pictures are a completely different animal. Gardens bring people together, make kids smile, and offer a quiet space in a busy world. Ranson Old Town Community Gardens is now using Google+ to share [...]
If you're driving by the Ranson Civic Center and see a large metal structure covered in plastic and wonder what it is, it's the Ranson Old Town Community Gardens High Tunnel. If your next question is "ok, great, what's a high tunnel" the short answer is it's a type of greenhouse. The longer answer comes [...]
Ranson Old Town Community Gardens attended the Ranson Festival and Car Show on Saturday, June 4th. It's a great event and it gave us a chance to meet some new and old friends. Interestingly, there was a lot of interest in the bee pamphlets--a number of people wanted to discuss beekeeping and the life of [...]
On Saturday, June 4th Ranson Old Town Community Gardens will be participating in the Ranson Festival. Stop by booth #37 and say 'hello'. We'll have some informational brochures, directions to the gardens and a chance to take home some free pepper or tomato plants. We look forward to seeing everyone!