For many area gardeners the Oracle Community Learning Garden plant sale is a big deal. It's where we purchase starts of all kinds of vegetables and exchange experience with different varieties.
It's refreshing as all get out, not just because the young plants are ready to go into the soil, but also because all kinds of different folks show up for conversation about the what and how. I recall one of the first organizational meetings at Trowbridge Hall years ago when Jim Pollock presented a futuristic plan. Fast forward to Saturday and there it is in full bloom.
Gardeners are typically generous with their knowledge. A pretty good example of how to grow community one plant at a time.
Kaz and I moved to Oracle in 1979. The house we bought dated to the late 1940s. With little advance knowledge of the place, we set out to build a new life together, intending to settle in and raise a family.