Northwest Campus’ Kathy Saburn loves to garden, so much so that it keeps her busy at home and at work. Her home garden recently was featured in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Saburn, administrative assistant in continuing education, was one of the driving forces in establishing the NW community garden that was first planted last September. Groundwork was laid during the spring 2009 with two seminars led by area experts who provided tips on low maintenance, easy-to-grow perennials and planting times for vegetables best suited for North Central Texas.
Harvests have included radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes and sweet peas. Giant sunflowers and rose bushes also have done well. The goal for the community garden is to improve irrigation and soil quality so enough produce can be grown to share with local food banks.
Other regular community garden members are Marainne Azimi, Kelly Clute, Pearl Cook, Shirley Gangwere, Gary Goodwin, Margaret Grantham, Darla Hernandez, Kathryn Knutson, Loretta Krohn and Joan Shriver.