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A basket of freshly harvested tomatoes from the Seed To Feed garden at River Bend Church was picked by volunteers on Sept. 5, 2013. Seed To Feed assists Church Community Services. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)
Get involved in the local gardening community
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.

Though it seems like spring will never get here, local gardeners are anticipating its arrival and thinking of ways to collaborate with one another during the growing season.

Transition Goshen – an organization that encourages the community to connect and collaborate on beneficial projects – is holding an event called Gardening Open Space from 1 to 4 p.m. at Goshen City Church of the Brethren. The gathering is intended to bring gardeners together to discuss how they can support one another, connect, share resources and brainstorm ideas for improving their community, Transition's website said.

Both home and community gardeners are invited to attend, Transition's website said.

Fortunately for those interested in getting involved in the local gardening community, there are quite a few opportunities to do so besides the event. Goshen has quite a few gardens that are open to the community, as does South Bend's Unity Gardens. According to the Elkhart Local Food Alliance's website, it has eight gardens with plots available for people who'd like to start growing.

If you'd like to get involved in Gardening Open Space's community conversation but can't attend, email for more information.