Master Gardeners Donna Hagar and Shirley Smith met with Trey Sexton and Debi Bly on Wednesday, Feb 18 to begin formulating plans for the installation of a Community Garden located on the new Papa’s Pantry Food Bank Property.
Trey Sexton, a senior at Glen Rose High School has spearheaded this endeavor, already obtaining 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization. Trey then approached the Master Gardeners to gain assistance and advice for the planning and installation of the actual gardens.
Initial plans are for two 4 foot by 40 foot long rectangular raised bed gardens, which will be partitioned into 8 to 10 foot sections. Trey envisions various local organizations to adopt these sections of the garden to plant and grow fruits and vegetables with intentions to donate all or part of the produce to the food bank. Max Bly, current director of the Food Bank and Debi Bly, Secretary, are thrilled with the prospect of having fresh produce to offer their clients.
The Master Gardeners will adopt at least one section of the gardens and will be available to offer assistance and advice to other groups who would like to participate.
Future plans include several key hole gardens, trellis gardens and an extensive rainwater harvesting system.