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Get ready to garden in the Rim Country. If you don’t have space where you live, get in touch with the Payson First Church of the Nazarene at 200 East Tyler Parkway. It has made available a portion of its property for a Community Garden. Interested persons may rent a 6-foot-by-25-foot plot for $50 for the growing season. Call (928) 474-5890 for registration packets and information.

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It’s time to get gardening in the Rim Country

Fling wide the doors! Old Sol, shine down your brightest sunshine! Let’s hear a drum roll, woodpeckers and a chorus of birdsong. Line the path with spring flowers — May is here!  “April is promise, May is fulfillment” wrote Edwin Way Teale in A Walk Through The Year. At long last, gardeners can get out and till the soil. There is something therapeutic about getting your hands in warm earth, planting seeds and watching them sprout —and, oh my goodness, that wonderful sense of satisfaction when you harvest the first results of your efforts. Does anything taste better than a salad of lettuce, green onions, spinach and other early veggies right from your own garden?

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