The garden club has been a part of Matzke Park for a very long time. We began the development just over 10 years ago. Today I stopped by the garden. Most of our membership, like myself, has aged with the garden and a few of us can't provide for all the gardening needs at the park. Most of the beds look well tended and colorful. Other beds are filled with grass, weeds and vines. Thank goodness Meda and Joan continue to provide education to day care children!
I am suggesting we consider hiring someone to come once a month to help with weeding as our own efforts to weed and trim are quickly overwritten with more weeds. Please remember that if the garden club does not maintain the garden the county will take control and make that area easier for them to maintain.
I am not asking our garden club members to do the physical work but it is important to have ladies support the garden and to be a part of the team with ideas and suggestions on continued maintenance. Here is a reminder of some early posts on this blog from years past. The Goals for the Garden have remained the same
February 18, 2011
February 16, 2011
- Create a beautiful respite for walkers, joggers and students
- Create a garden designed to attract and nurture Monarch Butterflies
- Provide a learning opportunity for the community and students
- Involve the surrounding community in building and maintaining it