aving survived the wettest winter in decades, every-
one is ready for spring and summer…especially the
Gilroy Demonstration Garden.
The garden is maturing since its creation as a Leadership
Gilroy class project in 2010. Garden plants and trees are matur-
ing as are the programs offered by the Garden. This year the
Garden is experiencing a resurgence of energy and programs.
There are new faces in the garden too. Two part-time garden
managers have been hired to keep the garden humming:
“We connect residents to healthy Dave Jamrock is our new garden production manager. Dave has
many years of experience as a chef, working on a local farm and
at farmers’ markets. Dave will be responsible for making things
grow in the garden…and for running the re-started Gilroy
Farmers Market. You can find Dave in the garden most Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
providing educational and family- Peter Ruddock is our new garden program and outreach man-
food, gardening, and one another, by
friendly programs in our three-quarter
acre community garden.”
ager. Peter has many years of experience working with non-
profits to change food systems by educating people on where
and how food is grown, building a local economy where such
food is accessible, and changing laws to make sure that good
food is legal. Peter will be responsible for working with the
community, especially in running special events in the garden.
The Return of the Gilroy
Come out and celebrate the the Gilroy
Farmers Market in its new location
on 5 th Street. Purchase locally-grown
produce, flowers, and other goods.
Support your local farmers and artisans!
The Farmers Market will continue dur-
ing the summer 5 th Street Live Music
and Moveable Feast series every Friday
from June 16 th to August 18 th .
Street Chalk Art by Abbie Sotelo, Henna Hut
Starting Friday June 2, 3:30 – 7:30 pm
GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN