Volunteers needed for community garden to benefit Care & Share

Cedar City community garden, undated | photo courtesy of Southwest Utah Public Health Department

CEDAR CITY – Volunteers are invited to help with planting the Community Garden Saturday. The garden is located next to the Cedar City Care and Share and produce from the garden will benefit those who access the services of Care and Share.

“The garden groundbreaking event last month was a huge success, with over 80 volunteers coming out to help,” said Cambree Applegate, Health Educator for the Southwest Utah Public Health Department and garden coordinator. “We are hoping that we can get another large group of people out to help plant all of the donated starts and seeds.”

Being an expert gardener is not a requirement to volunteer in the community garden. Experts will be on hand to teach how to properly transplant vegetable starts and plant seeds.

Participants will also have the opportunity to give their opinion on what the official name of the garden should be.

No matter the age, Applegate said: “come out and have a good time playing in the dirt!”

A special thanks goes out to Ladybug Nursery, Big Trees Nursery, and the many community members who have donated time and money toward getting the garden started.

There are still several projects that need to be done. Anyone who would like to volunteer or donate supplies for the community garden can contact Amy Brinkerhoff at 435-867-8384 or visit the Facebook page.

Event details 

  • When: Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 1p.m.
  • Where: Next to the Cedar City Care and Share, 222 West 900 North
  • Cedar City Community Garden | Telephone: 435-867-8384

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5 Comments

  • Matthew Sevald May 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Looking for community volunteers………. *lightbulb* how about the people who use the Care & Share? You stay here , you get help here, you work here until you’re on your way. Too harsh?

    • t May 31, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Can they grow hopps and barley too so they’ll stop stealing beer from my store? Maybe grow a few shopping carts too so they don’t have to steal those from Smiths anymore as well.

    • Joanna June 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Not too harsh at all…I think it’s a great idea! Especially if there are parents with children at the C&S. That would be a great family activity, and the kids would learn about gardening!

  • Keepon Give May 31, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Good call Matt, also add to the list all of us at the rehab homes, and the 40 percent on govnment aid. I know I’ll be there how bout the rest of ya

  • Koolaid September 25, 2014 at 8:51 am

    This is an excellent opportunity for those retirees who have nothing better to do than go to city meetings and complain about the city not doing enough for them

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