May 12, 2021
Engage Your Headspace Through Gardening
As clouds filter through the morning sky, the robust fragrance of lemon balm and lavender fill the garden. Trowels patiently wait for their harvester, holding a seemingly permanent fertilizer dusting. Gardeners slowly trickle in, eager to connect with the land and tend to their crops.
The Community Garden at Talking Rock is a unique gathering place, where community members develop new friendships, exchange cultivation tips, and build camaraderie around a common interest. Gardeners are assigned a 4’x10′ raised garden bed where they have the opportunity to grow anything from fruits and vegetables to herbs and flowers. By providing their own seeds, members design the beds unique to them, offering a wide variety of produce to be shared around the community.
Local experts agree the best time to seed is after Prescott’s last frost, traditionally around mid-May. Our members are ready when that last frost arrives; sowing a handful of different tomato cultivars, three cucumber varieties, berry bushes, and an endless assortment of other produce and annuals. Summer growing season commonly continues through October, providing up to six months of communal gardening, allowing members to engage their headspace and direct their energy into the land all summer long.
Click here to learn more about connecting with the land at Talking Rock.