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Friday, Jun 20 2014 02:44 PM

Stallion Springs community garden opens June 22

Partnership between youth development organization and community to promote sustainable organic gardening using water-conscious principles.

The Stallion Springs 4-H Club announces the Grand Opening of their Community Garden Project Sunday June 22, 2014, at 2:00 PM, in Stallion Springs, Tehachapi, CA, adjacent to the Community Center and Pool.  

Named the Stallion Springs Community Victory Garden, this 4-H project features raised bed planter boxes in 16, 24, and 32 square foot sizes and drip irrigation.

The garden project has been 18 months in the making, in partnership with the club’s sponsoring organization, the Stallion Springs Property Owners’ Association.  

Sunday’s grand opening will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, some brief remarks by 4-H club members and leaders. There will be food and drink available for purchase after the event, with proceeds going to offset costs of the project.

A limited number of boxes are still available for rental for a price of 75 cents per square foot, with a deposit of $25 that is refunded upon emptying of the box at the end of the growing season.  

Several of the boxes have already been rented by individual community member and organizations, including the owner of local restaurant Pappas Place. Produce grown in their box will be featured in their nearby restaurant.

Future plans for the community garden are to train 4-H club members in the knowledge needed to become certified as Junior Master Gardeners so they can teach classes to local residents on such topics as water saving tips for gardening during a drought, organic pest control methods, composting, and other topics.

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization. Using university-developed curriculum, 4-H members engage in hands on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security. The Stallion Springs 4-H Club meets on the second Friday of the month in the Stallion Springs Community Library. For more information on how to join this organization, please contact Lori Rodgers at 661-823-1954.  

 

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