Last week we learned that Logan city would like to sponsor some community gardens this year. In Smithfield, Guy Jardine is anticipating a productive third year for his non-profit Red Shed Farms Community Gardens. He told KVNU’s For the People show last week how he got started.
“I had lived in an area where they had community gardens. And I thought this would be a nice project to start a community garden. So I got ahold of a few people around town in Logan (at )Utah State. We were able to get six families down on our garden plots the first year. It was amazing how it went, I mean, the families would come down with their children, there were several different types of people who were gardening. We had 2 families that were kind of working together on the gardens. And one would come one week and take care of it then the next week the other family would come and take care of it,” Jardine explained.
Jardine said students also come and look after small plots that provide them a lot of vegetables throughout the year. He said it’s nice to see families with children learning along beside them. If you don’t have gardening tools, no worries. Jardine says he has some tillers and other tools at the farm. For more information go to www.redshedfarmscommunitygardens.com