The More, The Merrier

One thing for sure is that we can’t complain about being lonely here on Elm Street these days:  We have had so many folks come by to see the gardens in the past couple of months!  Some are folks we know, some are strangers, but all turn out to be friends. 

 

We are lucky to have all this attention, but I know it will slow down considerably as the weather reaches increased summer levels of heat.  Some days are already there.  (But often we still have our “fall line” wind to help cool us a bit on many days.) 

 

We have enjoyed visits from the Good Earth Garden Club from Swainsboro/Metter with middle Georgia fruit expert and good friend, Jerry Larson, in attendance. There was a great group of ladies from the Holiday Shores Garden Club here in Hancock County, the dream team Bragg riders from Dublin, Georgia, friends of our Sparta/Athens friend Dale Couch who are accomplished restoration experts and so many others, I know I am forgetting some.  Lots of folks who came in ones or twos to check things out at Elm Street Gardens and Sparta Imperial Mushrooms were here on impromptu visits or scheduled tours.  Love them all! 

 

Very near and dear to my heart are the groups who came from a summer gardening course at the Hancock public schools.  These middle school students showed encouraging interest in growing their food, eating well and organic principles. 

 

Unfortunately, I have not been too good at taking pictures of these events.  Too busy talking, I guess.  I do have a few to show you here and I won’t try to substitute a thousand words for the lack of pictures.  Hope we can interest more folks to visit and see what can be done and grown here in Sparta, Georgia!

 

Suzy

Robert and the "Dream Team" from Dublin. Georgia.  They were on a practice ride for a week long ride across Georgia .  Sparta was their lunch stop on this day and this group toured Sparta Imperial Mushrooms and paid a visit to Elm Street Gardens too.  They all chomped down on some of our cucumbers!  

Robert and the "Dream Team" from Dublin. Georgia.  They were on a practice ride for a week long ride across Georgia .  Sparta was their lunch stop on this day and this group toured Sparta Imperial Mushrooms and paid a visit to Elm Street Gardens too.  They all chomped down on some of our cucumbers!

 

Family visit from cousin, Tom Voglesonger and wife Carol.  Like many they were especially interested in how we grow the mushrooms.  

Family visit from cousin, Tom Voglesonger and wife Carol.  Like many they were especially interested in how we grow the mushrooms.  

7th graders who are taking a two week gardening course at Hancock Central were a good lively group finding out about how we grow food.  

7th graders who are taking a two week gardening course at Hancock Central were a good lively group finding out about how we grow food.

 

Terrific group of 8th grade boys from Hancock Central who asked all the right questions.

Terrific group of 8th grade boys from Hancock Central who asked all the right questions.

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