Blog Change

Dear Readers –

I now write about both the Saratoga Springs Community Garden at Wesley and the Moreau Community Garden at my What’s Natalie Doing blog:

At that site, you will find Saratoga Springs Community Garden at Wesley posts from this season and last season.

I hope you’ll follow me there.

Happy Gardening.


A Blog Award!

Screen Shot 2013-04-07 at 7.47.50 AMI – Natalie Walsh – am absolutely delighted to receive this award. Yeah for our community garden blog!

Thank you to Wayne Law at for nominating me. I am thrilled to have the award!

One of the rules for accepting this honor was to write 7 things about myself on the blog. Here goes:

I am an avid gardener who grows everything from food to flowers and fruit following organic methods. When I am in a garden, I smile from the inside out — every part of me is happy.
I like to oil paint, kayak on the lakes and streams of the Adirondack Mountains, challenge myself to learn new things and have fun.
I own garden gloves but seldom wear them.
I like to explore.
I like spending time with other gardeners … hence the community gardens.
I am fascinated by insects, especially beetles. And, there are a lot of beetles. J.B.S. Haldane once said: “If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for beetles.”
Apparently, there are at least 300,000 different species of beetles which amounts to about 30 to 40 percent of all insects. Cool.
I believe that empathy, compassion and caring are key to building a better world. Like J.M. Barrie said: “Always be a little kinder than necessary.”

I appreciate everyone who reads my blog!

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  • Thank you

    We are grateful to the following individuals, groups and businesses for their support: The Saratoga Foundation, The LA Group, The Wesley Community, Peter Saxton, the volunteers from the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Dehn's Flowers and Greenhouses, Inc., Hewitt's Garden Centers, Michael Belanger, Saratoga County Master Gardeners, Sue Johnson, Pallette Stone Corp., WJ Morris Excavating Inc., Northern Dean, Andre O'Neil, The Meat House and Manager Todd Fisher.
  • Directions to the Garden:

    From downtown Saratoga Springs, head north on Broadway. Turn left at the light after the City Center onto Van Dam Street. After the first traffic light, turn right onto Lawrence Street and continue approximately .2 miles to the traffic circle. Take the first right into a parking lot. The garden is a short distance ahead on the left.

    By Bus: CDTA Bus 473 goes to Embury Towers, which overlook the garden. For information visit:

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