Garden bounty featured at Poineer Park's Second Saturday | Community Spirit
Gardens are the feature for this week’s Second Saturday celebration at Pioneer Park in Loachapoka, Ala., just four miles west of Auburn on Highway 14.
Dr. Charles C. Mitchell promises samples of the Park’s bounty for visitors to taste at lunchtime. He and Tia Gonzales will conduct a garden “walk and talk” beginning at 9 a.m. CST. All the gardens will be included—the crops garden, herb garden, grandma’s garden, bog garden, vegetable garden and the newest garden, a kitchen garden. Gonzales’ special expertise relates to herbs. There is no charge.
The Park is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at no charge and other traditional demonstrations are offered for visitors to enjoy, including blacksmithing, dulcimer playing, spinning, and weaving. All nine buildings on the six-and-a-half acre park are open. Included are a doctor’s office, a barn, a blacksmith forge, a log cabin, a cook house, a cotton gin office, a jail and the 1845 trade center, which serves as a museum.
Pioneer Park is the site of the Lee County Historical Society, a non-profit organization established in 1968 to promote the history of the county, particularly the 1850s time period. The Park incorporates nine buildings on six-and-a-half acres in the center of Loachapoka. Membership is open to all interested parties. For more information, see www.leecountyhistoricalsociety.org or call President Jeannette Frandsen at 334-742-7877.
Source: Lee County Historical Society
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