WTIP's community garden is in the midst of its third growing season, with a total of eight community members tending plots this year. The season was officially kicked off in mid-June as rain barrels were brought out of storage and the compost heap was turned. Gardens are coming along nicely with a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers enjoying the long awaited warmer temperatures. Spinach and radishes are already being harvested from one of the plots, and another gardener has been growing mostly radishes and bringing them in to sell at the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op.
In early June, a beautiful new sign was made for WTIP's community garden. The hand-painted sign was a collaboration of the following community members: Diane and Lavern Booth, Joan Farnam, Gerry Grant, Carolyn Sevareid and Jan Attridge. The group also completed a similar sign that is gracing the community garden at the Grand Marais Rec Park.