With warmer weather and the melting of snow comes the return of the Milford’s community garden, otherwise known as Growing Greens, this spring.
The garden is located near the intersection of General Motors Road and Milford Road, west of the Pet Supplies Plus store, bordering the Huron River and the bike trail.
The garden’s concept was created by a group of three women: Sara White, Alison Ellis and Piera Larabell, who are members of the Green Team of Huron Valley. In February of last year, the Milford Village Council approved their proposal for the garden.
“We are gearing up now to start an even bigger and better second growing season,” White said. “We are inviting last year’s gardeners back and then opening up plots to be rented to new gardeners interested in joining our group. We hope to fill 30 plots this year.”
Green said that the goals of the garden are to offer residents a place to grow fresh produce for their own families, to grow food to donate to the local food bank Community Sharing, and to provide a place to learn about healthy food and participate in its production.
She added that the group is also discussing possible fund-raisers to pay for a permanent deer fence after using a temporary fence last year, as well as possibly filing for status as a non-profit organization.
The village council at its Monday, March 6 meeting received a report on Growing Greens.
“I think it is a wonderful thing and a great cause. It’s gotten the community involved,” Village Manager Arthur Shufflebarger said.
Last year, plots of land measuring 15-feet by 15-feet were rented for $30 for the season.
Volunteers are also welcome to help.
For more information, visit growinggreensmilford.org or send an e-mail to email@example.com.