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ggflogoIn an effort to get folks to grow more of their own food, and save some money in the process, Henrico County Extension Office is trying to encourage folks to plant their own gardens in a community plot in Lakeside.

Garden plots start at $5 and up for families in need.

As a Gardens Growing Families gardener, you and your family will attend FREE classes and workshop on: Importance of Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet; Gardening: From Seed to Harvest; Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Use; Food Preparation and Family Meals; Freezing and Canning; and Preparing for a Fall Garden.

Click here for a PDF of the Application.
Questions: call the Virginia Cooperative Extension  (804)501-5160 for a more information.

(Please note this is a cross post with the Near West End News.)

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2 Responses to “Gardens Growing Families Offers Garden Plots in Lakeside”

  1. Everyman says:

    What a wonderful initiative. If this project gets even a handful of families gardening and a bunch of kids understanding where their food come from it has been a success. Gardening is not just about saving money though, it contributes to our mental well-being by understanding a little bit about nature and where food comes from, to say nothing of the health benefits of the fresh air and exercise. And when children have had a hand in growing something they can’t resist eating it so diet has to improve too!

  2. lewisginter says:

    I couldn’t agree more! That’s also why we have lots of Gardening and educational opportunites for kids here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in the Children’s Garden.
    For folks who don’t have time to Garden, and who can’t afford lots of fresh locally grown veggies, finally we can help them too with our Community Kitchen Garden: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/CommunityKitchenGarden.php

    And if you have time to spare and love to Garden, we always welcome volunteers!

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