Thank you for reading! My name is Clare, and I am an urban gardener in Newport, KY. My first garden, a 4' x 10' plot, was in 2011, the first year of the East Row Garden Club's new community garden, just blocks away from my home. The land was donated by the City of Newport and the first year we built 18 raised beds. On this blog, my goal is to share the experience of community gardening, which is not just about how plants grow, but about the new friendships grow in the garden as well. I will also share recipes and thoughts on eating organically and locally. I invite your comments.