Larry and Linda Sutterer of Vincennes began growing vegetables in their own garden some years ago, when their children were little.
“We grew a lot of our own food when we were first married,” Larry Sutterer said. It saved us a lot of money.”
The Sutterers and other like-minded persons had gathered for a meeting of the Natural Gardener’s Club, a casual group formed around four years ago to discuss and share gardening practices with one another. The meeting is highlighted by a carry-in dinner which usually features dishes prepared with food from individual gardens.
“We learn from each other and share our experiences,” said Terri King, an avid natural gardener and the one who helped organize the group.
King helped organize a series of organic gardening programs at the Knox County Public Library in 2009. Large attendance at these programs proved them to be quite popular.
“They really hit a chord with people,” King said. “This group sprung out of that.”
The gathered gardeners said that more people are gardening in this modern age.
“People are concerned about where their food comes from,” said Linda Sutterer. “They’re concerned about what they’re putting into their bodies.”