Many years ago, I presented to Fallbrook the need for a genuine community garden for its citizens. Now, after years of planning, the Fallbrook Community Garden looks like it’s finally in the last lap before it opens to the general public.
Mission Resource Conservation District is the lead agency under the guiding hand of Judy Mitchell who has worked countless hours, setting up the ground work for the gardens to finally flourish and start growing.
The Fallbrook Public Utility District has donated a piece of land on Alturas Street, just south of the FPUD reclamation plant. Six Eagle Scouts have been constructing raised planter boxes where veggies and flowers can be grown on the site by local town’s folk.
But as the garden makes the final lap, a few items are needed including an assortment of hand tools like good shovels (both pointed and square), different types of rakes, trash cans, hoes, trowels, tarps, wheel-barrels, a working compost shredder, tree stakes, nursery containers, a good small plastic greenhouse (for germinating seedlings), gloves, dollar donations and of course volunteers to help with preparing the garden to open in late spring.
So, if you have any tools not being used, here is your chance to help the town folks of all ages grow some fresh and wholesome food. New tools are also graciously accepted; there is a potting bench and tool shed on site for storage.
Fallbrook Rentals on College Street has kindly agreed to be the collection center for all donated tools before they are taken to the community garden.
The North County CERT program (Community Emergency Resource Team) will also be assisting in getting the program up and running, with some earth moving chores in preparation for opening day.
As we start a fresh green New Year, let’s begin by pitching in for another great project in our community.
For any questions, or to be a part of this project, you may call Judy Mitchell at Mission Resource office at (760) 728-1332.