CEDAR RAPIDS – Dotted throughout the city, community gardens have been helping bring neighbors together, while providing fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables at the same time.
The Mound View Neighborhood Community Garden held a planting day on Monday, May 7, led by Carol Sindelar, the neighborhood association’s president, who goes above and beyond to find ways to inspire Mound View residents.
She noted that anyone with ties to the neighborhood, in northeast Cedar Rapids, is invited to help with planting, watering, weeding, mulching and then harvesting the produce as it becomes ready to eat.
Even a former resident stopped by to help during the planting day, in which dozens of tomatoes, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts and other vegetables were carefully placed into the ground.
Sindelar said newcomers to gardening can learn from more seasoned gardeners and anyone who helps is welcome to harvest.
The garden has moved from its previous site, but Coe College, which is part of the Mound View neighborhood, again offered a vacant lot on which to plant, with water nearby.
See more photos from the planting day, below: