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LGC Work Day: A Chance to Connect & Grow in the Garden This Weekend

LGC Work Day: A Chance to Connect & Grow in the Garden This Weekend
August 24
18:03 2022

By Amy Ringo Lane/Special Contributor

Have you heard about Let’s Grow Crazy? If not, you’re in the right place.

Rose Jordan is one of many community members leasing raised garden beds to grow fruits and vegetables. These are a few of her melons from the summer season.

Let’s Grow Crazy, LGC for short, is a local 501c3 non-profit that is building a community garden and hosts a twice monthly Farmer’s Market from April through October.

LGC’s official Purpose, Mission & Vision Are:

  • Purpose: to increase awareness and opportunities for locally grown food options.
  • Mission – to promote chemical free food gardening that improves nutrition, health and self-reliance in our community. Our green garden spaces are for schools, individuals and families to come learn, grow and socialize.
  • Vision – We see community gardens in all neighborhoods where everyone is welcome to come build healthy habits and connect with one another.

The thing is, even though those words are a large part of LGC’s guiding principles, there’s so much more to this budding organization than those words reflect.

Let’s Grow Crazy is building a strong local food system,
beautiful gardens and a powerful community network where everyone is welcome. LGC believes that everyone has something to contribute and that their contributions are valuable. In this era of division and conflict we are witnessing, LGC is working tirelessly to not only grow, learn and educate our community, but also to draw people back together again.

We wholeheartedly believe that we are far more alike than we are different & that working side-by-side to build and grow this community will help us remember we are all in this life together.

Because many hands make light work, your hands are wanted and needed.

Let’s Grow Crazy hosts workdays in the garden the last Saturday of every month. This Saturday, August 27th, is the next workday from 7am – 11am.

Some of the jobs to do this month are building 5 Crazy beds, prepping sponsorship beds for fall planting, working on a project for the LGC Crazy Water Festival booth and regular lot maintenance like weedeating, mowing & trash pickup. Bring your gloves, any gardening or power tools, some sunscreen, your enthusiasm and get ready to dig in.

Everyone will meet up to discuss what needs to be done and then get to work. Lunch will arrive at around 10:15 and everyone will gather for a community meal before parting ways at 11:00.

It’s always a joy to gather with the folks from our town and we can’t wait to see you in the garden! Let us know you are coming by either clicking “Going” on the Facebook Event Link or by emailing us at: letsgrowcrazymw@gmail.com.

Full Disclosure: MWAN is a sponsor of the community gardens and leases two grow boxes from LGC. These are MWAN tomatoes pictured. You will find Publisher Amy Bearden at the gardens almost daily and usually at the Farmer’s Markets

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“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” – A A Milne

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” – Rudyard Kipling

More Information About Let’s Grow Crazy

About The Author: Amy Ringo Lane is the President and a founding member of Let’s Grow Crazy. She is a lifetime resident of Mineral Wells who has been a Southwest Airline Flight Attendant for 21 years. When she is not high in the sky, she is spending time with her five kids and five grandkids with her husband Kevin. Amy is a community activist who loves singing, growing food, laughing who strives for daily wisdom learning.

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