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Local church creates Escondido’s newest community garden

Trinity Episcopal Church has allocated an acre of land at the rear of their property at 845 Chestnut St., Escondido, for the newest community garden in Escondido.  The project was developed as part of Trinity’s long-term objective to be more involved in the community.   This garden is for everyone.

There are forty 4 X 12 in-ground plots and 14 above-ground garden boxes for elderly and special needs use.  In-ground plots rent for $100 per year and garden boxes rent for $50 Fees are designated to pay for water usage and maintenance.

It has taken about three years to establish the infrastructure for this community asset for the church’s neighbors to enjoy.

• The garden is designed for anyone in the community who wishes to have their own plot for personal use.

• It is a place for all ages to share and learn the gardening process.

• One purpose is to teach the seed-to-table process.  Educational seminars will be available during the year.

• It will promote interaction between families, young and old.

• It will also promote sharing of excess produce with those in need.

The first planting will start immediately after the garden orientation on February 17. There will be  two sessions  available, one at 10 a.m. and another at 3 p.m.  At this meeting, plots will be assigned, contracts and bylaws will be reviewed and signed by gardeners.

The event will include door prizes, refreshments and an opportunity to purchase tickets to win a full/queen quilt with pillow cases, made by the Prayers and Squares ministry of the church.  Proceeds will benefit the garden.

Garden Manager Sandra Scott told the Times-Advocate, “We look forward to sharing our beautiful space with all of our neighbors.”  For more information call Sandra Scott at 858-602-7639 or go to their website to reserve your plot at garden@trinityescondido.org.

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