Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thinking About Having a Garden?

Sustainable Morehead’s goal is to provide residents with sustainable living through education, demonstration projects and activities based on the relationship between personal, social and environmental health. One of Sustainable Morehead’s initiatives is to offer area residents the opportunity to grow fresh vegetables even though they might not have their own space or adequate sun. Two reasons for encouraging gardening include the health benefits of eating locally grown organic vegetables and also less trucks transporting food means less pollution.

Sustainable Morehead manages two community gardens sites. One site is by the Recycling Center and the other at the intersection of Forest Hills Dr. and Jewell Ln. A fee of $20 per year is assessed for each garden plot.

This year Sustainable Morehead gardeners may choose to partner with Project Worth or garden on their own. Project Worth is an extension of Grow Appalachia ( a program dedicated to helping the residents of Appalachia rediscover the value of gardening organically for their own health and possibly for profit. Project Worth will provide free seeds, organic fertilizer, organic insecticides and information about gardening and food preservation to those who wish to participate in the program. Project Worth will order seeds and other gardening needs based on the size of each garden. Project Worth gardeners must attend six education meetings and keep a journal of gardening activity. A potluck dinner and community garden plot sign up (for Project Worth and/or Sustainable Morehead) meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church on Main St., Mar 19 at 6:00 p.m.

The Project Worth education meetings will be held on Mar 19, April 15, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17 and Oct 15. All meetings will be at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church on Main St. Area gardeners can sign up to receive seeds and organic fertilizer from Project Worth if they plant a garden on their own property also.

If you need more information or can’t attend the Mar. 19 meeting, call one of the numbers below.

More info: Sustainable Morehead’s gardens-Carolyn Franzini 783-1420 
Project Worth- Alex Sanders 776-4231

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