New soaker hoses installed at Logan and Cleveland Community Garden

At the Logan and Cleveland Community Garden, soaker hoses were installed in the raised planter beds to aid in the watering of the flourishing produce. Pictured are EJ and Draken Franks. (Sonya Nail)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Since the opening day of the season, the Logan and Cleveland Community Garden has been a hive of activity, with community gardeners, volunteers and project managers working to make several improvements and additions. Their efforts have significantly enhanced the space’s beauty and functionality. The garden, with its raised concrete planter beds, showcases their dedication and desire to test their green thumbs and see what the earth and elbow grease can produce.

In late April, the group met to do the annual spring clean of the area. Volunteers from Cullman County Master Gardeners and First United Methodist Church tackled the garden’s problem zones, pruning shrubs, trees and bushes to perfection and pulling unsightly weeds from the beds to prepare them for the first planting of the year.

On Friday, June 28, the group met again, this time to install a watering system for the raised gardens.

On-Site Project Manager Sonya Nail encouraged attendance and participation, imploring all who attend to “bring whatever tools you have.”

The installation of soaker hoses is a game-changer for the garden. These hoses will ensure the beds are watered evenly and consistently, a crucial factor for growing produce in the Alabama heat.

The next project for the Logan and Cleveland Community Garden has not been revealed. Still, garden bed holders and community members are welcome to contact Nail at 256-620-2675 with any questions or for more info.

The garden is located at Logan Street Southwest and Cleveland Avenue Southwest.

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