Walker Park Community Garden workshop set for Saturday, July 31

If you are interested in gardening and would like to start a community garden in your neighborhood or nearby park, you should consider heading over to Walker Park this weekend.

The Fayetteville Community Garden Coalition will co-host a workshop and community garden kickoff for the Walker Park Community Garden from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday, July 31.

Special focus is being placed on the upcoming garden at Walker Park, but anyone interested in starting a community garden is welcome to attend.

With water and open space being readily available, Walker Park is a prime location for a community garden, said Lisa Netherland, Horticulturist for Fayetteville Parks and Recreation. Plus, many residents in that area have expressed interest in starting a community garden.

Netherland, who also serves as Chair of the Fayetteville Community Garden Coalition, says community gardens can serve many purposes. “For some, it is a place to grow vegetables, flowers and herbs with friends and neighbors,” she said. “Others participate simply because they don’t have enough sunny space at home.”

The workshop, titled “The ABCDs of Creating Community Gardens That Last – Walker Park and Beyond,” is a collaboration between the FCGC and the City of Fayetteville and will take place inside the Walker Park Senior Activity and Wellness Center at 945 South College Ave.

For more information on the Fayetteville Community Garden Coalition and starting a garden in your neighborhood, visit the group’s website at fayettevillegardens.org. Also, check out the FCGC on Facebook.

The ABCDs of Creating Community Gardens That Last

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2010
Location: Walker Park Senior Activity and Wellness Center
Contact: [email protected]