Geneva community garden

The experience of having a beautiful community garden is now a reality with the help of Geneva Community Projects and a handful of dedicated volunteers. If you love gardening, and are looking for a fulfilling way to meet up with fellow green thumbs and grow your own source of healthy and fresh food, you now have the chance to do it, right here in the City of Geneva. The Community Garden Committee is starting with a pilot garden, which is located at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at 70 Clark Street in Geneva. It will be open from sunrise to sunset, and there are currently twenty 4′ by 10′ plots sectioned for use by gardeners who rent a plot, from the City-wide community. Individuals are limited to one plot per household in the 2014 season, and the planting deadline is June 15th. Plots are limited, so interested parties will be able to participate on a first come, first served basis. Those who would like to become a Garden Plot User must submit a Garden Plot Registration Form with a payment of $25 in cash or check (make payable to: Geneva Community Projects – Growing Geneva Together Community Garden) as soon as possible. Deposits can be dropped off at the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center at 430 Exchange Street. There are many benefits of a Community Garden, and it is a family friendly activity that adds even more beauty to the City. It is an excellent way to get outdoors, get your hands dirty, and reap the delicious benefits while socializing with other residents. The mission of the Growing Geneva Together Community Garden Project is to provide space and opportunity for Geneva residents, and members of surrounding communities to come together to grow healthy food in a sustainable manner, thereby enriching the quality of life and strengthening community bonds. If you would like more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Growing-Geneva-Together-Community-Garden/687113194667733, or visit the GNRC website at genevanrc.org.

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