Perhaps you’ve been shopping at Valley Natural Foods within the past few weeks and noticed an ominous rumble. Or maybe you’ve stepped outside to enjoy the patio and were greeted by the roar of earth-movers and rock-rollers: landscaping tractors.
Rumors run rampant among staff as they ask one another, “Did something break?” Some believe it is a garden in the making: a community garden or produce garden. The juice bar attendants are most curious since they get to watch the ground-breaking activity as it occurs. “What is it?” asked a deli supervisor.
Our blog readers were the first to get a hint a few weeks ago. Our dirt pile and rumblings will become an outdoor Garden Classroom. The space is intended to teach and demonstrate various gardening techniques, styles and plantings. It ties into our Farm to Market education—a belief that we should know where our food comes from. The Garden Classroom also supports our mission of a healthy community.
Want to get healthy—get dirty! Get dirty gardening, that is. Look for future announcements of classes and community resources on our Co-op Calendar and within this blog.