PLUM CITY--The Plum City Community Garden is planted and growing.

There is certainly enough rain, now a little sun and heat would be helpful, though the weeds really like that, too!

In May, the fifth graders from Plum City Elementary School helped plant. There was a short presentation by Sherry Gilles, Master Gardener, and the students were divided into groups and each did a different task. They learned about "rule of thumb," composting, how to plant seeds and "Lasagna" gardening. Finding earthworms was a big hit.

Later in the month, the eighth graders came to the garden and planted the rest of the crops, such as tomatoes and peppers, and the flower beds.

All the help is greatly appreciated. Other groups are welcome to set up a time to come to the garden to help out and learn about gardening.

Recently, members from the Pepin Garden Club stopped in to see the garden, to see how it was set up and what crops are planted. They watched the bees, busy in the raspberry patch. It won't be long and they will be ripe and ready to pick.

Volunteer night at the community garden is Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Other times may be scheduled as needed for other events. Volunteers pull weeds, water when needed, harvest as necessary, mulch and prepare produce for the Plum City Food Pantry. Volunteers may harvest enough produce for a meal or two also.

Stop at the garden, rest on the new bench and enjoy the flowers. Many other towns are putting in community gardens of all shapes and sizes. Come to visit!