LETTER TO EDITOR: Spring has arrived at Treasure Island Demonstration Garden
May 14, 2014
Spring has arrived at Treasure Island Demonstration Garden
Treasure Island Demonstration Garden (TIDG) is having two events to kick off the season.
Second Saturday class was held this past Saturday. Planting was the topic, veggies in raised beds in particular, but also bedding plants, as well as other spring planting. TIDG holds classes every second Saturday of the month through September. Bring your questions, a chair, maybe a cup of coffee or water bottle. Check the weather and dress for the temperature.
Today we will be giving tours and sharing the garden with Mom. Bring your mother, grandmother or just come out to see what’s growing. Garden volunteers will be there from 1:30-3:30 p.m. this afternoon. We hope to see you.
The old playground turtle from Main Park has taken up nesting in the garden, while you are at TIDG be sure to visit with our newest resident, he is a hit. Several times in the last weeks we have had small visitors stop on the trail and say hello to him. He doesn’t wave back, but they know he’s happy to visit. The turtle was a fixture of the playground in Main Park for many years and was phased out with the new playground surface. It was great of the Town to “replant” him with us.
Treasure Island Demonstration Garden is a partnership between the Town of Windsor and the DiGGers, a group of committed master gardeners. The Town of Windsor provides the land, the non-potable water supply, and other important support services. The DiGGers and treasured community volunteers provide the gardening expertise and care. Treasure Island Demonstration Garden is a Plant Select® and vegetable demonstration garden.
All food grown at the garden is donated to the Windsor Food Pantry. For information about water conservation and water-wise gardening go to http://www.windsorgov.com/waterconservation. To contact the DiGGers, please call (970) 686-2999. Brochures and newsletters are available at the garden. Donations to the garden can be made through the Community Foundation, Treasure Island Demonstration Garden, 2425 35th Ave., Suite 201, Greeley, CO 80634.
Janene Willey, DiGGer, Treasure Island Demonstration Garden, Windsor Tree Board member