“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”   Marcus Tillius Cicer


We have both a garden and a library in Gila for the joy and inspiration of all who stop by and stay awhile.  Thanks to a grant from New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department for a Gila Valley Community Forestry Demonstration Program, a garden is unfolding around the library and will spill over to surround the HMS medical building.  The emerging green space will feature a mix of native and ornamental plants and trees.  Some of the fruit and nut trees will be available for local harvesting.  Upon completion, all specimens will be labeled for identification along a gentle walking path. The garden will provide a natural space for walking, contemplating, enjoying, and appreciating the beauty of our natural world. The work is scheduled to be completed by October 2016 and there is still much to be done. A very special thank you to Eric and Amy Leahy for grant assistance and coordinating all aspects of the garden project!  Watch for detailed updates in the months to come.

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