March is sign-up season for the area's Community Garden program. I have my own backyard (which looks more than a little messy at the moment) so I've never taken part in this wonderful program which provides residents with plots in a number of urban gardens throughout Albany, Troy, and Schenectady. It's a great chance for people who do not have garden space of their own to get outside, enjoying working with the earth, and raise fresh vegetables.
This garden is the Charles Shoudy Memorial Garden on Swan Street, just steps away from the lamentably defunct nature trail through Lincoln Park's Beaverkill gully (see my previous posts about that favorite spot of mine) and was taken at the end of last year's growing season.
For more information on the Community Gardens and to sign up for a plot, see their site: