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Community Gardens discussed at Kiwanis


Jamestown Community Gardens offers more than a plot of land to plant, Kiwanis members learned April 23.

The land is available for families who don't have enough room in their yard to garden, gardeners who want to grow food for the food pantry or master gardeners looking to obtain their hours.

The gardens are located in the grounds at Temple Baptist Church, said Angela Eldridge.

Rental fees are $30 per plot plus a $30 refundable plot maintenance fee.

The Community Gardens also offers a seed library at no cost to the community. Last year, the seed library distributed 1,500 packs of seed to 150 people.

The garden is about growing plants, but it's also about cultivating relationships. The garden also donates goods and funds to local food pantries and Meals on Wheels and is looking for ways to give back.

"It's exciting to be a part of feeding our community," Eldridge said.

Twenty-seven members and three guests attended the regular Kiwanis meeting on April 23.

Sharon and Don Caine led music. Tim Perkins collected “Happy Dollars” to benefit Jamestown Special Olympics.

Jamestown Kiwanis' Pancake Day is set for Monday, May 7. If purchased in advance, tickets are available for as little as $4 per person.

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