A community garden takes root via the Winchester Star

A community garden takes root via the Winchester Star

A community garden takes root via the Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — A new community garden is already yielding produce, but it needs more volunteers to keep it growing.
The project — called the Growing Community garden — is an initiative of Valley Health with agricultural expertise provided by James Wood High School students on garden plots at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV).

The garden was the idea of Susan Lessar, a dietitian with Valley Health, and Jessica Watson, director of Valley Health’s Chronic Disease Center. The center’s staff works with patients who have diabetes, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — diseases that can be made worse from unhealthy eating habits.

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Growing together via The San Diego Union-Tribune

Growing together via The San Diego Union-Tribune

Growing together via The San Diego Union-Tribune

If you dream of gardening but live in an apartment or a high rise or simply don’t have the space, don’t give up. Look for a nearby community garden — a piece of land from several acres to less than an acre, divided into garden plots available to local residents. Community gardens are spaces where individuals and families of all ages, races, creeds and levels of experience grow together.

San Diego County is home to more than 80 community gardens from north to south, east to west, and no two gardens are the same. Some are on city property and managed by the local city. Many community gardens are on church property operated independently of the church. School sites are home to community gardens, as are regional parks. UC San Diegohosts nine thriving community gardens and one satellite garden. A community garden in downtown San Diego sits on property belonging to the Port of San Diego.

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Riverside Meadows unveils new community garden via Red Deer Advocate

Riverside Meadows unveils new community garden via Red Deer Advocate

The neighbourhood is the home of the newest Red Deer community garden

Riverside Meadows unveils new community garden via Red Deer Advocate

Riverside Meadows residents now have a place to garden with their neighbours.

A community garden, at 5503 58A St., is now open in the Red Deer neighbourhood; the project was led by the Riverside Meadows Community Association and the City Chapel Fellowship, the church that owns the land.

Chad Krahn, community association vice-president, said it took three years to complete this project.

“Hopefully this transforms a vacant lot into a place of real community connection,” Krahn said.

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