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By Ed Gordon 

4H's Community Garden in Stallion Springs


Ed Gordon

The Stallion Springs 4H Community Garden is just about ready for planting. According to Hannah Magnusson the reporter for the group, "Users of the garden can get fresh food and not have to wonder where it came from."

Ed Gordon

4H members filling the raised planters with dirt

The First step is filling the boxes with dirt, followed by installing the drip system, and then it's ready to plant. Planting can begin any time once the installation is complete. Papa's, a local restaurant, has booked three boxes to raise fresh vegetables for the restaurant. Users will be able to come in, weed their plot and pick their own fresh vegetables or can have the 4H members assist them.

The group is learning about water conservation during the drought by the use of the drip system equipped with water meters and timers. After the gardens are planted they will be putting in a composting system and providing gardening classes to the community.

There are still a few spaces available. The cost is 25 cents per square foot plus a $25 cleaning deposit. Contact Lea Martinez at 661-220-0270 for more information.

A Grand Opening and Barbecue Fundraiser is currently planned for 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2 to 5 p.m.


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