Special Project: Hillcrest Community Garden Expansion
Since the fall of 2012, OGS has been working with residents of Hillcrest Community, a public housing development in Asheville NC, to plan and implement an expansion of the community garden at Hillcrest Apartments. The current community garden is 400 square feet, and is used to produce healthy, fresh food for the community's residents. On March 8th, 2013, in conjunction with the 29th annual OGS Spring Conference, the Organic Growers School and the community members of Hillcrest Apartments co-hosted a Garden Expansion Work day to expand the garden to 1400 square feet. And it was a resounding success!
With the help of volunteers from Hillcrest and all around Asheville, we more than doubled the square footage of the garden, built two beautiful raised beds and prepped even more in-ground beds, hauled a truck-load of mulch, and built one stellar groundhog proof-fence, all while rocking out to the in-garden DJ.
This is only the beginning! Are you looking for ways to show your support for this awesome food security initiative? The Organic Growers School is seeking funds for materials and supplies, including a quality tool shed for the Hillcrest Unity Garden. If you are interested in donating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828.668.2127.
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