Plymouth Community Garden
The Plymouth Community Garden is not just a place to grow vegetables and flowers, it is a place to GROW community. The gardening spaces are intended to provide a source of fresh vegetables for the plot holders, but it is also a place to learn, educate and help others.
Plymouth has a great community garden and we want to make sure we are using to its full potential. With the COVID 19 emergency now is a time to help families in the community who need that extra homegrown item on the table. We are going to work with everyone who has already registered for a space and work on some self regulating of the garden.
A few garden plots are are available at the community garden. If you would like a plot to be able to grow food for yourself or others, please call City Hall at 209-245-6941 ext. 254 for more information.
Gardening Health and Safety Tips
Gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify the community, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. If you are a beginner or expert gardener, health and safety should always be a priority.
Below are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy so that you can enjoy the beauty and bounty gardening can bring.
If you’re outside in hot weather for most of the day you’ll need to make an effort to drink more fluids.
Avoid drinking liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar, especially in the heat.
Wear gloves to lower the risk for skin irritations, cuts, and certain contaminants.
Wear safety goggles, sturdy shoes, and long pants to prevent injury when using power tools and equipment.
Protect your hearing when using machinery. If you have to raise your voice to talk to someone who is an arm’s length away, the noise can be potentially harmful to your hearing.
Take breaks often. Try to rest in shaded areas so that your body’s thermostat will have a chance to recover. Stop working if you experience breathlessness or muscle soreness.
Protect yourself from diseases caused by mosquitoes and ticks. You may also want to wear high rubber boots since ticks are usually located close to the ground.
Lower your risk for sunburn and skin cancer. Wear long sleeves, wide-brimmed hats, sun shades, and sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
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