DeFuniak Springs Hometown Community Garden planning meeting Jan. 28

January 19, 2010

Eggplant just about ready at De Funiak Springs community garden.

Garden kicks off new growing season

In the inaugural year, the Hometown Community Garden volunteers grew over 600 pounds of produce.  Half of the produce was donated to local food pantries and the remaining produce was divided between the volunteers.   Walton County Extension together with the Whitaker family, garden organizers, are now preparing for the 2010 growing season.

A planning meeting will be held at the UF IFAS Walton County Extension office in DeFuniak Springs on Thursday, January 28th at 5:30 p.m. The primary purpose of the Hometown Community Garden is to educate the community about the benefits of gardening and to distribute produce to local food pantries.  Through partnerships with other organizations, youth and adults will learn the science related to gardening, gardening skills, and the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity.

The Hometown Community Garden is a non-profit organization.  For more information about the garden or to make a donation, contact Kendra Zamojski at the Walton County Extension office at 850-892-8172 or hughson@ufl.edu
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