Written by: Kelcy Faimalo
As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture People’s Garden Initiative and with the help of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Carbon County Food Bank began planting the annual community garden Friday.
Food Bank volunteer Collette Freestone said that this garden would not be possible without the contributions of many people throughout the community.
Price City is donating the lot where the garden is located, as well as the water. Carbon High School has donated over 300 plants as well. Also lending a hand with expertise are master gardeners from USU Extension.
The now bare-looking lot will be transformed into a lush garden filled with tomatoes, peppers, radishes, cucumbers, peas, carrots, squash, beans and cabbage. All proceeds from the garden will be donated to both Carbon and Emery County Food Banks.
Freestone said that there are many opportunities to volunteer.
“With a lot this size, you can just imagine the weeds,” she said.
Freestone said she is excited to see the garden’s progress and has high hopes for volunteer turnout.
The garden is located just behind the food bank at 75 East 400 South. For volunteer opportunities, contact the Carbon County food bank at 435-637-9232.