Common Ground Community Garden of Crestview sets March 3 informational meeting

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Crestview Community Garden volunteers Bob Benson, Cal Zethmayr and Rick Pinch flagged the layout for the first group of 12-by-4 boxed gardens on land beside Okaloosa Gas and just east of H&R Block. This will be the first community garden project in historic downtown Crestview. The area will be plowed and the boxes will be built next week.

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Published: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 04:48 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Common Ground Community Garden of Crestview's organizers are hosting an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bob Sikes Library in Crestview.

Organizers are accepting applications for their Main Street garden behind the H&R Block offices at the foot of the CSX overpass. 

For a small fee, you may adopt your own 12-foot by 4-foot raised garden bed or a larger in-ground garden bed.

But this will require a commitment from you: Be prepared to hand-water, keep it weeded, and spend time in the garden each week. 

"Every dollar you invest in your own community garden plot can give you 10 or more dollars of fresh vegetables that will mean healthy meals for your family," a news release stated.

Experienced gardeners, Master Gardeners, and the organization's website can help even beginning gardeners take home lots of fresh veggies this summer.

If you are interested in becoming a gardener or a sponsor, call Catherine Ward at 850-758-8481.

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