Spring is on its way and you can see lots of green sprouting in the Community garden!  Gardeners have been tending their winter crops of broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbages and greens, and are now preparing their beds for spring planting.  Fruit trees were pruned this past weekend, thanks to the expertise of volunteers and master gardeners, who learned the techniques in a “Pruning Fruit Trees” class held in the Pavilion.

The Community Garden is in its second full year of production.  In 2012, over 2500 pounds of produce was harvested. 77 plots are leased to individuals and/or groups who agree to bring at least half their harvest to the New Hope Center, helping feed the clients and encouraging them to get involved in the garden as well.   17 plots are still available to lease.   An 8’ plot is  $20, a 12’ plot is $30 and a 16’ plot is $40.   All new applicants must also pay a $20 fee for a background check.

Have you noticed the new Pavilion?  What a great location for a meeting, family reunion or even a wedding! It is available to rent for a nominal fee.  Contact 6 Stones for additional details at 817-868-7400 or

The time you invest today will have a long lasting effect on the community…come and join us!  Here are some of the classes and events planned this spring:

Gardeners Information Meeting – February 23, 10:00am in Pavilion
Topics to be covered include description of ideal products for our climate, focus on 2013 production, building a sense of community with your neighbors by helping water and harvest and irrigation instructions.  A propagation class will also be held. Gardeners will have the opportunity to order at cost bags of manure, compost, green sand and garden soil which will be delivered March 16.

Spring Planting Kick Off – March 16, 10:00am in Pavilion
Come and do your spring planting, add your pre-ordered soil amendments, learn some composting techniques and take advantage of a dozen Master Gardeners who will be visiting us.

Mothers Day Brunch in the Garden – May 5  2:00pm in Pavilion
Bring Mom, friends and family to the garden and enjoy a yummy brunch prepared with fresh ingredients growing right in the garden.  Music, art and more…make an afternoon of it.  This will also be a fundraiser for the Garden.

Mission of the Bedford/6 Stones Community Garden
To feed and nurture the hungry and ourselves by sustainably providing for the spiritual and nutritional needs of the community.


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