Though it may not look like much is going on above ground, the Rangely Community Gardens areas and family plots have been planted and are beginning to show signs of growth. Perennials in the botanical gardens have started to bloom, along with signs of life from cucumber, squash, onions and carrot plants. Also in the lineup for harvest time are tomatoes, pumpkins, corn, beans, beets and potatoes. “Once again, we have had full community support from lots of different people donating services and supplies,” Community Gardens president Lisa Hatch said. During the last several weeks, local businesses and volunteers have helped plant flowers for the gardens and for display along Main Street. They have also provided in-kind service to spray for weeds, fertilize the soil and add topsoil to fill low spots in the gardens. Individual/family plots are still available for purchase; the cost is approximately $20 per month or less for families in need. For more information, contact Hatch at 620-7685.
RANGELY I As gardeners nurse seedlings in anticipation of the Rangely Community Gardens’ second planting season, community support for the project is growing, too.