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Waterloo Community Garden ready for 2012

The Waterloo Community Garden Committee is moving ahead for the 2012 garden season. Organizer Jim Snow said he is not complaining about the much-needed rain, but it has reduced the time in the garden these last two weeks. The layout of the garden was approved and the flagging will be done Saturday afternoon around 2 PM, if it is not raining.However, the garden at the water tower south of the Seneca County Fairgrounds is ready for the Ground Breaking event at 10:30 a.m. May 12th. All community members are invited to attend and learn what the garden can mean to them.A chicken BBQ will be available for $10. The proceeds will be used to purchase lumber for the Handicapped Raised Beds and for other materials and garden supplies for this year’s growing season.Advanced sale BBQ tickets can be purchased from the Garden committee members or by calling 315-729-2057.Donations of gardening materials have been coming in already but more donations of tools and time are needed to produce fresh produce for the Waterloo community. At this time we need 2X10X16 Boards (20), 5 lbs of 4” nails, 4 foot fencing, fence stakes (75), Garden rakes, round point shovels, hoes, and 150 feet of garden hose. Used in good condition will be accepted. For a drop off at the garden look for the orange flags at the East end of the Lake Country Christian Church or call 315-729-2057 for a pickup..The Garden already has received an 8-foot picnic table made by Nicholas Jensen for his Eagle Scout project and a donated lawnmower to keep the walking paths neat and clean.Cash donations to the Waterloo Community Garden may be mailed to 102 E. Williams St., Waterloo, NY 13165. Checks should be made payable to the Waterloo Community Garden or WCG.New members are welcome to be a part of the garden community. Membership is free to those willing to work in the garden. CallJim Snow at 315-729-2057 or Ruth Townson and Josh at the Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 585-743-2006 for a registration form and the garden rules and guidelines.The garden will also feature monthly dish to pass suppers. Invited speakers will offer gardening tips on growing and cooking your own fresh produce. “If you can grow a garden, you and your children will never go hungry,” said Snow.For additional Information please contact Jim Snow, interim garden manager, at 315-729-2057 or email at snowman@rochester.rr.com.

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