To reserve a plot in the community garden, return forms to Sherwood Community Friends Church by April 26
by: Kelly Moyer, HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW — From left to right, Christine Brandt, Dana Anderson and Ryan Zettlemoyer inspect Anderson’s garden plot at the community garden behind the Sherwood Community Friends Church. The three gardeners were the original members of the Sherwood community garden, which has nearly tripled its number of members and still has room for more gardeners. For more information, visit

Winter storms are passing and the hint of spring is in the air. With the coming of spring, thoughts of planning another garden are in full bloom. Sherwood Community Friends Church announces the opening of the Community Garden for a third year.

Planning is already underway for the Community Garden located at Sherwood Community Friends Church. Openings are still available to those interested in planting a garden this year.

Two years ago, a group of individuals at Sherwood Community Friends Church had the vision for a Community Garden as an opportunity to reach out to their community. The garden has provided a wonderful way to increase community awareness, meet new people, as well as to enjoy the art of planting a garden.

For the last two years, the garden has been a wonderful success as gardeners were able to share their bounty with other members of the community as well as with each other. The garden was home to five community gardeners in its first year, and last year was full of new and returning gardeners. With this in mind, it is anticipated that the garden will be put to good use for a third year.

Information and forms are available on the church Web site, www.sherwoodfrie or by visiting the Church office at 23264 S.W. Main St.

To reserve a plot, return the forms to the church by April 26. Plot selection will be held on a first come, first serve basis. The plots are available for use at no charge. Water is provided by the church. The garden will be opened with an orientation time scheduled for May 3.

The Community Garden Committee hopes that the people of Sherwood and surrounding area will come, plant a garden, share a common goal, work on a common project, and find common ground on which they can build relationships….relationships with other people and with our community.

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