Floyd Community Garden
In Spring 2010, the ground will be tilled. Weather permitting, garden planting will begin by Memorial Day.
You might be interested in reserving a plot if you are:
-an individual in need of space, advice or support to start gardening
-a group who wants to enjoy the fun & challenge of gardening together
-a church or civic group who wants to grow food to share with neighbors
-a farmer or gardener who wnats to display and share your talent and/or product
A community garden is being established for use by individuals and organizations as a wholesome activity, and/or to produce healthy food items to share. The mission of the coordinators is to imporove health and reduce hunger in Floyd County by increasing access to local, "good for you" foods, and to build community links. Special support is offered for first-time gardeners, and those with physical, mental or financial challenges.
The use of private land near town has been donated by FAIRS, and esteemed citizens are working toward 30 plots which are 10'x10' each, available to participants by approved application and agreement.
The Pleanty! Group is overseeing the project (Karen Day & McCabe Coolidge are co-founders-more information at www.plentylocal.org). The community garden effort was initiated by Marcie Stout of Heavenly Mountain Acupuncture at Northside Plaze (1/2 mile north of stoplight in Floyd on Rt. 8). HMA is located next to the garden.
Water for the community garden will be available by one or more large rain barrels that will be installed by Plenty! and by water from a pump house provided by Fairs. It is anticipated that the garden will be organic, and will be made up of vegetables, berries, and herbs. An organic spray may be used to keep the deer away.
Classes by Plenty! (or other experienced gardeners) related to organic gardening techniques may be expected.
Donations of supplies, tools or labor are welcomed-contact Karen Day at 540-357-5657 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
173 Webbs Mill Rd
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