WOOLWICH TWP. — On Sunday, June 2, 52 people, representing 22 families from 45 garden plots, “went to a garden party”.
It was the first time that a party for the gardeners from the Woolwich Community Garden was held on the grounds of the garden. Two previous parties were held at private homes where the turnout only tallied 19 in 2015 and 16 in 2016. Obviously, the best location for a garden party is at the garden.
A couple veteran gardeners suggested having this picnic and supplied not only the hot dogs and buns but the grill too. The husband was the grill master and his wife assisted with handing out the rolls. A big “Thank You” goes out to them.
With the main course settled, other gardeners contributed the usual side dishes served buffet-style – salads galore (bean, broccoli, cucumber, kale, macaroni, potato), coleslaw, hot mac ‘n cheese, Chinese dumplings with two dipping sauces, a salami and cheese party tray, potato chips, corn chips, nuts, even tasty Indian snacks, delicious desserts (homemade chocolate chip cookies, brownies, fruit, watermelon, fresh-from-the-community garden strawberries to top either shortcake or pound cake), and drinks (water, soda, and lemonade).
No alcohol was allowed, but it surely wasn’t needed to have a good time. It was a chance to relax, share good food and conversation, tour garden plots, and get to meet fellow gardeners.
Although the predicted rainfall was a concern, the raindrops held off until later and, with many helpful hands, we were able to clean up and flee.
A good time was had by all. Truly.