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Thursday, February 19, 2009

We got approval!


Through a partnership between the Alpine Community Center and the Alpine Garden Club, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Alpine Community Garden in the park across from the Elementary School in Alpine.

Due to watering limitations, and the desire for a project that unites us as a community, this will be one large plot (instead of many individual plots). We will grow a variety of heirloom (open-pollinated) vegetables, berries and flowers (so we can save the seeds for next year’s garden). All work is being done by volunteers and materials are being donated. We have applied for some grant money to cover costs of materials that aren’t donated. The harvest will be available to the volunteers who help in the garden. Any surplus will be canned or donated to the senior center in Monroe, or the food-bank.

We intend to create a welcoming atmosphere for children, teens and “young people of all ages”. We will be reaching out to the 4-H, scouting troops, local schools and after-school programs. If you are a leader/teacher in one of these groups, please help us coordinate with your programs. Look for follow-up announcements for a schedule of weekly, regular work-party times and specific dates for classes on topics such as: creating healthy soil, saving seeds, fruit-tree pruning, using recycled materials in the garden, and more.

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