Eileen Olson and Carla Fiscella discuss the day’s bounty in the Shrewsbury Community Garden. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
In its third year, the Shrewsbury Community Garden is a thriving example of team spirit. Inclusive to the point of having two raised beds that are ADA approved with ample room for a wheelchair, this garden is a modern model of neighborly spirit.
In addition to the 83 gardeners who presently share this Eden, there is a PAR – or plant-a-row – garden where extra plants are tended, with the produce donated to Lunch Break in Red Bank.
“It’s fun, because everyone does different things,” said Eileen Olson.
“I go to the pool and give away my produce to my neighbors,” Carla Fiscella added.
They were deep in discussion about the enormous size and bounty of Fiscella’s cucumbers this season.