Sixteen garden plots and four raised beds are available for families to garden during the summer and fall.
Dexter Community Garden
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
More than 80 families participated in the Dexter Community Garden program during the 2012 growing season.
Despite unfavorable weather conditions for farmers across much of Southeast Michigan, the Village of Dexter's Community Garden celebrated the close of its third successful season in October. According to garden coordinator Melissa Kesterson, all of the garden's 16 plots and four raised gardening beds were rented to local families. "Who would've thought that through the devastation of a tornado, more people would become community gardeners? Amazingly, out of the wreckage of the March 2012 storm, that is exactly what happened this year in the community garden," she said. A survey sent out to the gardeners shows 86 people gardened in a plot this growing season and food was shared with friends, co-workers, Faith in Action food bank, extended …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Applications for garden plots can be downloaded online at www.villageofdexter.org.
Submitted By: Melissa Kesterson You can grow your own food and enjoy the company of other gardeners right here in Dexter. The Village of Dexter community garden has been growing for two years — and not just vegetables. We’ve been growing our friendships and community, too. When you manage a plot at the community garden, you will meet people you may not have otherwise met. You may also pick up lots of gardening tips from your gardening neighbors, and maybe you'll even receive some recipes for your freshly harvested produce. You could choose to give some of your harvested bounty to the Faith in Action food pantry, or as a gift to neighbors and coworkers. The Dexter's community garden is easy to use. We plow in the spring before the garden …