With spring weather finally kicking in, many Naperville residents are getting their hands dirty at the season opener of the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots.
“It’s my therapy I love to come in here and dig in the dirt, I mean you can go to the farmers market and buy it but its not as much fun as sitting here and pulling weeds,” said gardener, Karen Lapka.
After registering for their plots, that run anywhere from $16-$60, folks are able to come at their own time to watch their seeds grow.
“Planting the seeds it’s cool to see little seeds go into the dirt and you can’t seem them anymore,” said gardener, Krishna.
And for Karen’s husband Tom, he says his favorite part of gardening is that he no longer has to hit the gym.
“Believe me you won’t have to go there or anywhere else, this is good exercise and especially this time of year when you’re hauling manure and wood chips over, it’s a lot of work right now and it’s a good workout,” said gardener, Tom Lapka.
Other benefits of community gardening include improved diets, pocket parks and municipal costs.
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