The Community Garden: Training ground for would be gardeners

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Posted at 5:11 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 08:18:42-04

Practice makes perfect. So the saying goes anyway, and the same can be true for gardening.

There are certainly those who can get anything to grow anywhere, but for the rest of us it's a whole lot of trial and error.

If you have limited space and resources or simply don't want to overturn a spot in your yard for a failed gardening experiment you can always turn to the community garden.

A training ground where you can pick up tips and tricks is the community garden, a communal space where volunteers can learn from others on how to grow perfectly ripe produce.

The Iberia Community Garden near downtown New Iberia, is one of those places, and the garden actually has dual purposes.

Not only is it a place where volunteers can learn how to prune, water, and harvest fruit and vegetables but the garden also serves as a way to get fresh produce into lower income areas.

Those that may not otherwise have access to cheap, fresh produce can pick it up at Da Berry Fresh Market down the street, and if you have a little bit of time on your hands you can even work for the food yourself.

Trading in an hour of volunteer time for a pound of produce Iberia Community Garden gives you a chance to get your hands in the dirt and build some experience to take those lessons and apply them to your own plot of land.

Plus the satisfaction in knowing that you helped bring fresh produce to those who otherwise may not have access to it.

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