Community garden program gives back to county

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The idea of a community garden was birthed by a small group of Van Zandt County Master Gardener Fall 2017 interns as they investigated different ideas for projects.  Each intern class, upon graduation, must have a community service project under their belt.  Little did they realize how far-reaching and extensive a community garden project could reach. The intern group includes Sherri Doss, Carter Hallmark, Louella Iliff, Sharon Palmer, Susan Warren, and Jamie Woelfel.


Master Gardener programs are volunteer programs that train individuals in the science and art of gardening. These individuals are expected to pass on the information they learn during their extensive 50 hours of training. Now, they will work as volunteers who advise and educate the public on gardening and horticulture. Even with all that information, there was still much that needed to be addressed by this intern group.   First, came the logistics. Where to plant? How big? Where to find the plants? Where to find mulch?  What to plant? Organic or conventional? How much time would this require? Was the soil good? What to plant when? When to harvest? How to harvest?

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