Community Garden Planned in Pulaski County

gardenNatalie Federer and Debra Winters from the Pulaski County Extension Office requested permission from the Pulaski County Commissioners this week to put together a community garden just east of the historical society museum.

A grant was received to start the program. Six to eight moveable, raised beds would be placed on the property.

Anyone in the community can plant seeds in the beds and help maintain the plants. Extra food will be donated to the food pantry.

The purpose of the project would help families learn about producing food and additional activities that stem from the harvest including cooking and healthy eating.

The staff at Purdue Extension and the general public would maintain the garden beds including watering. The grant covers the cost of water use.

The boy scouts and students from the school are putting the beds together.

The commissioners unanimously approved the request and the project will kick off on June 5.