Community reaps benefits of garden


September 3, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

HELEN SLINING and Bernie Smith place "saucers" under pumpkins in the far end of the Norrie Park Community Garden in Ironwood. The 6-inche aeriated disks will allow air to get under the bottom of the pumpkins. The pumpkin patch is new to the garden this year and has provided a use for plots where little else would grow.


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IRONWOOD - Low income Ironwood residents are receiving fresh produce this year thanks to the efforts of the Norrie Park Community Gardeners. The gardeners decided to use four plots in the garden to grow produce to give to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Ironwood.

"Every week we take in five gallon pails (of produce) and they are just so happy to get it," said NPCG board member Helen Slining.

Bernie Smith, a board member who manages the garden, said that so far this year they have given 190 pounds of produce to the food pantry. The produce h...

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