WINGHAM – The Wingham Community Garden harvested 390 peaches this year, with one tree producing 62 pounds of the tasty treat, a bumper crop, a spokesperson for the group said in an email.
Volunteers harvested a total of 1,540 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, which were delivered to the North Huron Food Share for distribution to the community.
The group did note that with all of the rain this summer, some of the vegetables didn’t produce as much as they have in previous years, saying the yield from the garden was down about 400 pounds.
The group thanked their volunteers for another successful year at the community garden and acknowledged the following people and businesses:
Amy Wright from Wright’s Blooms and Kim Delaney from Hawthorn Farm started seeds for the cabbage, Kohlrabi, onions, tomatoes, and watermelon.
Gerald Jefferson provided straw for mulching the garden.
Barry’s Auto Sales provided a pickup truck to transport the compost to the township site.
Ethan Gangl cut the grass at the orchard all summer.
Simon De Boer provided the seed garlic to plant at the garden.
Libro Credit Union provided a shed to store our tools and supplies as well as water for irrigating the garden.
The Maitland Community Church provides the use of the land where the garden and orchard are located.
“The Wingham Community Garden and Orchard is truly a community effort!”
Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times