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!