The July tour of Arlean Lambert’s residential garden and the Hale Community Garden highlighted edible landscaping and fruit and vegetable gardening.
In addition to individual rented garden plots, the Hale Community Garden is also home to the Roper Solar Greenhouse, beehives, food forest, pollinator garden and a native plant propagation center that is being established. The tour is self-guided, but onsite during the tour will be members of the community garden, the coordinator of the pollinator garden and Dave Roper, designer of the solar greenhouse, who will be able to answer your questions about the gardens and the greenhouse.
Just a short walk from the community garden is the property of Arlean Lambert, the donor of the Hale garden property. She enjoys growing figs, strawberries, kiwis, nuts, greens, and other edibles — including edible flowers — at her north Blacksburg home and she will be serving snacks made from edibles found in her yard. Her property also includes a lovely pond and a solar installation that provides her electricity. Her simple compost system provides rich compost for her garden.
Roper Solar Greenhouse