Joni Mitchell was right. After a long winter — and 2 long years of COVID — we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.
And there’s no better place than the Westport Community Gardens.
There — just a few hoe-lengths away from Long Lots Elementary School — 100 or so gardeners grow fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs and grasses, in a wonderful array of designs and configurations.
Some are families with young children. Some are folks in their 80s. Some are experienced gardeners; others know little, but learn from them. All form a helpful, happy — and very well-fed — community.
Gardens plots are available to town residents and town employees. A few remain to be allocated this year.
The gardens are deer-proof. Water is available.
Grow the tomatoes you’ve dreamed of — or any other fruits, vegetables and flowers you’ve wanted to try.
Families find a home at the Community Gardens. Supervised children are welcome — and encouraged.
There’s even a bocce court.
Click here for more information; scroll down to “Join the Community.”
Hey: You are stardust. You are golden. You’ve got to get yourself back to the garden.