Curtis Collins, board member of The Alton Caring Corp writes,
“The Alton Caring Corp has a community garden start-up project set up for this Saturday May 29th from 8am-12noon.
“We’ve had many people in the community who have shown interest in a community garden. The land owner of the property at the corner of Ridge and Union St. in Alton has allowed the garden to be located there. Having a set location was a huge piece, because afterwards we were able to ask organizations in that neighborhood if they would be supportive of a community garden.
“The area Weed & Seed and the 3rd Street Unitarian Church showed a lot of interest. Both have members who will be at the Project Day on Saturday the 29th.
“There are so many benefits to having a community garden including self sustainability, healthier eating and neighbors enjoying a place together where they can share a common interest. It has been a challenging process and there are still some organizational decisions that have to be made in order for things to be successful, but we are moving forward.
“We also need things like a tool shed, meeting table and bench, wheel barrow, fencing and it would be nice to have a fruit tree. We have very knowledgeable and generous people who have been working on this project. We are also fortunate to have the support of Mayor Hoechst.”
If interested in helping out, please contact Curtis at 618-463-0306 or email@example.com.