By Daniel Eakin and Moultrie Woodall, Brevard Students
Photos by Zach Lichterman, Brevard Student
After a long winter (at least, by Florida’s standards), the Brevard Center’s Garden Club returned to find, to their dismay, what seemed to be a barren wasteland. The frosts of January and February, while major crises for the state’s citrus industry, were nothing less than cataclysmic for the center’s modest vegetable garden.
Fortunately, the devastation wrought by strange weather patterns has proved to be a boon to Brevard’s gritty gardeners who have transformed tribulations into opportunities. “We see the garden as a blank canvas,” explained Daniel Eakin, one of the garden club’s participants. “With change also comes great opportunity, and we plan to make the best of it.”
The Garden Club hit the ground running by planting four citrus trees and they have plans to reestablish the garden on a grander scale. This includes planting old standbys such as eggplant and tomatoes along with new, interesting additions, such as rosemary and hot peppers.
There might be many plants in the CIP garden but the future seems uncertain, if a bit brighter than before. Only thyme will tell if their plans bear fruit.
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