Another Season Sprouts at Emmaus Grove
Rabbit sign

As long as the rabbits keep a social distance from the garden, the Emmaus Grove will have an abundant harvest. “We did get a little bit of a late start due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but not too late. It was more about making a decision as to how to start," Ellen DiPlacido, an Erie Master Gardener who helps coordinate each season at the Emmaus Grove, said when giving an update on the status at the garden. "Just a few of us started until Erie entered the yellow phase. We have been practicing social distancing.”

Ellen also shared that cooler crop plants such as carrots, beets, onions, and greens were planted early, and last week Stan’s Garden Center donated more than three flats of other vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and eggplants that have also been planted.

Once ready to harvest, the majority of produce from the garden gets distributed at the Emmaus Food Pantry. With more and more sun, it won’t be long before pantry guests are able to enjoy fresh, beautiful food straight from the garden.

Radishes
Radishes
Lettuce
Lettuce
Pole Beans
Pole Beans