All gardeners welcome at Lubbock Community Garden - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

All gardeners welcome at Lubbock Community Garden

The Heart of Lubbock Community Garden is located at Avenue X and 21st (source: KCBD video) The Heart of Lubbock Community Garden is located at Avenue X and 21st (source: KCBD video)
Founder Beth Roesler watering plants inside the new green house (source: KCBD video) Founder Beth Roesler watering plants inside the new green house (source: KCBD video)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

If you're looking for a spring activity to enjoy this weekend, the Heart of Lubbock Community Garden has a way for you to get your hands dirty.

And don't worry, you don't have to be a professional gardener.

The Heart of Lubbock Community Garden has a volunteer day on Saturday.

"It educates people on food, nutrition and how to be sustainable and grow your own produce in your backyard," founder Beth Roesler said.

At the community garden, anyone in Lubbock can come and grow just about anything you can think of.

"Peas, carrots, radishes, arugula, spinach. We'll do beets, green beans, pinto beans...cucumbers, we've got blackberries. We're going to have peaches this year and we're going to have plums this year," Roesler said.

But it's up to Lubbock residents to keep the variety of produce as large as it is.

That's why Roesler started a plant fostering program.

The garden provides plant foster parent with the soil, pots and seeds.

"People who took seeds home let them grow in a pot in their kitchen window. And after they've grown they're bringing them back to plant in the garden," Roesler said. "We've had a lot of people that have offered to grow things for us, and then they learn how to grow seeds that they didn't know how to grow before."

People can get involved on volunteer days like tomorrow, which helps keep the garden growing.

"I think getting people out, and outside, together with a common purpose is a really large success for the community garden," Roesler said. "I'm proud of how much people have given what they can give, because they care. And that shows that they are proud of their city."

The volunteer day is Saturday, March 25th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Volunteers will be planting, weeding, mowing and doing other maintenance.

They recommend you bring water and gardening gloves if you have some.

The garden is located at Avenue X and 21st Street.

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