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Community Garden event

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tracy Ore, professor of sociology, announced the kick-off of the Community Garden's sixth season, May 9 and 16.

The sixth season of the Community Garden, a space where people can participate in planting, growing and harvesting their own food, will begin with planting days on May 9 and 16.

Volunteers are invited to the first planting day on Sunday, May 9, and the second day on Sunday, May 16. Planting at the site on Fifth Avenue South, between Fifth and Sixth streets, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The Community Garden, organized six years ago by Tracy Ore, St. Cloud State University professor of sociology, and other volunteers has since grown into a campus-community endeavor. Volunteer gardeners connect with each other, with the land, and with the food they plant, nurture, weed, harvest, eat, preserve and share.

Besides sharing duties of weeding, watering and other garden chores, campus and community volunteers participate in on-site cookouts and other gatherings.

The event is free and open to all. Some garden tools are available but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own. Refreshments will also be available.

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