The 4-H Green Team Volunteers at the Community Garden

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

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The 4-H Green Team members learned about gardening when they spent time working in the Yancey Community Garden on Bolens Creek.  The garden, operated by volunteers, provides produce to the Reconciliation House and The Soup Kitchen for those in need.  The Green Team started working at the Yancey Community Garden in April gathering cabbage.  Each 4-H member also received a package of seeds they packed themselves to plant in a pot they docorated themselves.  The  Green Team is a group of dedicated 4-H members, youth and adult, that tackle community service projects for which they earn points that count toward scholarships to attend 4-H camps. The six youth and two adults donated 16 service hours in the community garden.  Stanley Holloway and Adam McCurry assisted the Commiunity Garden Group with a grant to start the garden.The Green Team will also be volunteering service hours to Ray Cort Park (clean up), Patience Park, 4-H Office, Humane Society, Relay for Liife and other civic organizations where needed. This is a joint effort between the Extension Office, 4-H, and the community. Thank you GREEN TEAM!                                

Posted on Apr 25, 2011
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