Community Gardens Thriving
The city of Fernandina Beach began a program last year to encourage allocating space from local businesses, schools and churches for use as community gardens with volunteers providing the labor and care. Pictured here is a nearby garden at the Episcopal church about a block from the Inn. The church itself is beautiful on the inside with exposed wood beams, stained glass windows and an impressive pipe organ. The garden appears to be doing well with tomatoes, lettuce, squash, cucumbers and a variety of other vegetables and flowers. Even though this island has a great deal of open space and greenery, adding garden and flower patches around town just adds to the green feeling. It appears that they collect rainwater for later use in watering the plants, so its also a “green” garden from a water conservation standpoint.
Healthy vegetables at the community garden
More garden with tanks behind
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