Open Garden Day–a Sneak Peek!

Let the count down to Open Garden Day begin! In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek of one of the featured gardens.

The Potters Community Garden, adjacent to Carter’s Park, provides one of Southside’s neighborhoods with a lush oasis. Predominantly grown by Hmong gardeners, the garden flourishes with ethnic vegetables that are central to their cultural dishes. Armies of water greens border plots, bitter melons and Asian long beans hang heavy on trellises, and bitter eggplants, which resemble a cross between a pumpkin and tomato, peek out from the shade of their bright green leaves.

In the Fall of 2011, an opportunity came along for SCLT to respond to the growing demand for more plots. A major storm knocked down an old tree in Carter’s Park, providing space for SCLT to expand the garden. There are now nearly 60 plots, each bursting with fresh produce and adding to the vibrancy of the neighborhood.

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Want to see more? Come join us at Open Garden Day on September 8th, and you can experience it all FIRSTHAND! Tickets can be purchased here.

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