The majority of gardeners are more than happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for gardening with others, leading to a whole new crop of home gardens, school gardens and community gardens. Just this past week the First Lady of our state celebrated with a group of volunteers and expert gardeners the replanting of the public garden at the Governors Executive Residence. The garden was built by dozens of volunteers who continue to care for it and support it throughout the growing season. Food from the garden is used at the Governor’s residence as well as being donated to local food banks. There are numerous food bank garden projects around the country where low income people are learning to grow their own food in small, raised-bed gardens. In fact, gardening advocates have reported that more and more people from all walks of life are showing a strong interest in growing their own food. That’s where those “happy to share” gardening experts I spoke of earlier come in. This time of year they’re busy conducting garden workshops and master gardener classes to help the beginning gardener become an expert gardener.