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Community garden provides education and fresh organic produce

Posted at 10:18 PM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 23:55:43-05

15 years ago, a group of friends wanted easier access to organic produce.

"We were all interested in fresh local healthy food, it was hard at that point in time to find organic food in the grocery stores, and it was especially hard to find local food" Board President of Earthshare Garden, Chris Adams said.

As college students they then had a vision to build a community. They now have a large garden which subscription members access to seasonal fruits and vegetables.

"We of course didn't know that it would be thriving 15 years down the road, but it is amazing that were able to still achieve that vision" Adams said.

Members aren't the only ones eating more greens, Adams says they donate a third of their produce to a local food bank.

"They're getting food that is usually canned or boxed, which is good. but I think they especially enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables were able to add waht they receive " Adams explained.

The garden stays open year round providing seasonal produce in the fall, spring, and summer.

"As the cool weather progresses were getting more broccoli cauliflower, cabbage, were also getting root crops, turnips, were hopefully getting beets this year" Adams said.

For more information on how to join, you can email them here, or visit their website.