In February 2020, the Gibsonville Public Library announced a series of food and nutrition-focused events entitled “On the Table.” These events were designed to be an opportunity for us to come together as a community to cook and create, learn about the food we eat, and to have some fun. At the same time, the library was planning to begin construction on some raised garden beds that could be used to grow vegetables for use in these programs and to provide another method of community service.
Unfortunately, the library was only able to offer the first of our planned events before the coronavirus shutdown. Construction of the garden was also put on hold. Months later, progress on the garden beds is now underway! While it may be some time before we are able to offer in-person programs again, outdoor activities will probably be the first to come back – and what better way to do that than with a learning garden?
For now, we hope to pull the garden together in time to plant some fall crops (maybe pumpkins or gourds for Halloween or Thanksgiving?) and look forward to planning activities around the garden in the future.