Online bidding will end at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 and continue live at the Garden Pavilion at 160 West Bowen St. in Remington during Community Garden’s Ghosts in the Garden event. It is scheduled from 2 p.m. until nightfall on Saturday.
Garden secretary Mary Beth Waldeck said that since the garden’s inception, “we’ve had to rely on local farmers to help us with plowing, plowing, moving the compost heaps, etc. We decided it was time for us to be more self-sufficient, and some of these farmers who have helped us in the past are no longer physically capable.
The tractor will be used exclusively at the Remington Community Garden. Waldeck said the plan is to build a carport-like structure between two sheds that already exist on the garden property.
Local businesses or individuals donated all auction items. Items include a trip to a resort, a mountain bike, gardening tools, household items, gift cards for local businesses, and food and wine options. The donor is indicated on each item, unless the donor has requested to remain anonymous.
Several original paintings are also auctioned. All the artists are local, including garden co-founder John Waldeck.
The Ghosts in the Garden event will feature music by Maddi Mae, food, tractor tours, ghost stories and other seasonal entertainment.