Sunday, April 1, 2012

Twin Falls Church Lends Land to Community Gardeners

From Idaho-

The land was just sitting there, sprouting grass. Nothing special.

Parish members from the Episcopal Church of the Ascension knew it could do so much more.

So, they decided to transform the grassy lot into a place people can gather, grow produce and work the soil together.

For the first year, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, at 371 Eastland Drive N., is lending its land to anyone who wants a little garden to call his or her own.
That might be particularly welcome news in Twin Falls, where the College of Southern Idaho’s community garden has a waiting list for its plots and a city committee hasn’t yet announced a location for its planned garden. City Councilwoman and committee liaison Rebecca Mills-Sojka hopes to get City Council approval on a location this month.

But if you’re interested in the Episcopal garden, there’s no need to wait and wonder.
Twelve 10-by-15-foot free lots on the church’s property are up for grabs. Gardening rookies and green thumbs alike — particularly those without yards of their own — are invited to apply by April 15. For details, call Betsy Wiesmore at 735-1151 or Susan Kelley-Harbke at 734-8969.
The church had already transformed some of its land into soccer fields.

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