“Do you ever worry about God getting hit by lightning?”
Concerns of a 4 year-old gardener
I’ll do this for the free food!”
8 year old community gardener
“The children…it’s all about the children…the flower planting was incidental to fulfilling their need for time and association.”
“The garden looks great and it has given the people a sense of pride and accomplishment.”
Director of a homeless shelter
“I never worked in a community garden before…it was fun and exciting .-I met all kinds of new and different people.”
Cut-up the slats of old mini-blinds for plant markers.
Plant your tomatoes in the ground and then place old tires around them for earlier fruit.
Sow pole beans around the base of a sunflower to create a trellis for the bean vines
Last fall the program was 4 recognized by the Garden Club of America for our outstanding work in the community.
In January we received the Golden Hammer Award for our greening work with Habitat for Humanity.
Ora Carr, avid gardener and advisory committee member, won first prize in horticulture at the Kennett Area Senior Center flower show in May.
Susan Goldsworthy, our director, was named a Local Legend on KYW radio in July 4.
1957 Charity Trust
Chester Co Community Foundation Chester Co Fund forWomen & Girls Clarteil Foundation
Elsie L. Garthnarte Foundation
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Four Seasons Garden Club
Herb Society of America
London Grove Friends Meeting
MLK Community Peace & Harmony
McNeil Fund of CCCF
Radley Run Garden Club
Seedlings Garden Club
Town end Country Garden cto
Valley Garden Club
West Chester Garden Club
XL Environmental, Inc. and 192 very generous individuals
Behind the scenes of Community Gardens of Chester County is a dedicated group of women who are rarely in the spotlight but who keep the wheels of the program turning — the members of our advisory committee. Their enthusiasm tireless energy and clear vision has made our program what it is today..5o thank you one and all —Elinor Thomforde. Ellen Simmons. Luz carzon. linger Elting. Ora Carr. Nancy Dart-ley and Cintra Islurray.