It is a time we dream of summer, and sometimes feel a hint of it in the wind. We plan our growing season, gather our seeds and prepare the soil. The season of Spring is upon us, and extends through the Summer Solstice on June 21. The art of seasonal gardening was created for General Guide XXXI. It shows a timeline of the growing season. In the distance there is also a visual road map of the connected communities between Battle Creek and Jackson, connected by I-94 highway, and in other ways as well.
Each community has a symbol.
- The Michigan Central Railroad Depot (Clara’s Restaurant) for Battle Creek.
- The Heatherbrook Farm mural just west of Marshall. near Marshall, Michigan at M115 highway was once a part of Stuart Farms.
- Brooks Fountain in Marshall, that is the location for several annual events.
We’ll post more about each of these community landmarks later, and also more about the gardening clubs and projects in each community.
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SIGN UP FOR THE ALBION COMMUNITY GARDENS NOW
Albion Community Gardens will hold sign-up sessions for 2018 garden plots on Friday, April 6 (5:30-7PM), Saturday, April 7 (10am-2pm, Friday, April 20 (5:30-7pm), and Saturday April 21 (10am-2pm).
Garden plots are available at three sites: Pearl and center (SW corner) Albion and Erie (NE corner) and Vision of Life (1009 N. Jefferson)
You should go to the site most convenient for you to sign up. In case of rain, the sign ups will take place at St. James Episcopal Church, 119 W. Erie St., Albion.
Plots, seeds, and plants are free if you volunteer 20 hours per year with the Community Gardens or a comparable community organization.
There are tools that you can use at each site as well as gardening information.
Sign up will be at St. James Episcopal Church, 119 W. Erie St., Albion on April 6 if there is inclement whether, as well as at the Albion Winter Farmers Market Saturday.
If you have already signed up for a plot, a member of Albion Community Gardens will be in touch with you by April 6.
For more information, contact Trisha Franzen at 517 629-5618.