Patrick County Community Garden
The Patrick County Community Garden is an effort by Virginia Cooperative Extension and VCE Master Gardener volunteers along with county administration to provide land for town residents. The people that will benefit are those that either live in apartments or those who do not have much land or the equipment to prepare the land for planting. In 2013, the garden was planned for lower income households, but allowed anyone interested in the program to apply if there were available garden sections. Because we lacked water access and began late in the year, only two people maintained their plots throughout the summer. While Patrick County is a rural area, there are many people living in apartments in town. The goal of this garden project is to bring people outdoors, and help teach them to garden. Each family plot is assigned, and the family can grow anything from artichokes to zinnias. We feel that there is a need in this community for a place that young and old can come together and share knowledge. Because of our commitment to this belief, we are not being defeated by the low first year participation. The pictures and posts on face book by those who maintained the garden let us know that people are interested in growing their own food.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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