Many local farmers and gardeners had to deal with heavy rains throughout the spring months, including the Taylorville Community Garden. The Garden experienced a huge reduction in the number of strawberries grown this year due to flooding from the heavy rains.
Geri Niemann, Coordinator for the Taylorville Community Garden says the garden was lucky to get ten pounds of Strawberries this year. A large reduction from last year.
The Garden plans to solve this issue for future growing seasons, by constructing raised bed gardens, but needs volunteers to be able to make that happen.
To volunteer with the Taylorville Community Garden, visit them on Monday and Thursday nights at 5, or give Niemann a call at 823-2077. Neimann appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.