Submitted by gsparrow on Sat, 09/26/2020 - 10:35
Bobby J. Ward

AS THE NARGS Executive Secretary, a position that includes handling memberships, I often receive notes from members telling me that, because they are downsizing, they will have no space to garden, and therefore are canceling their memberships. I've often wanted to write back, suggesting they reconsider, because apartments and condominiums can still be satisfying spaces for gardening. There are patios, porches, and decks that accommodate plants in troughs, pots, and other containers, as well as the indoors for houseplants. I've recently had success in developing such spaces and I hope my experience will inspire those who are thinking of downsizing.