Grand Forks community garden breaks ground

By Contributor
June 3rd, 2010

The Grand Forks Community Garden, now known as the Kettle River Community Garden, broke ground June 1, 2010 when the City of Grand Forks commenced installation of the water hydrant, the anchor for the irrigation system.

The land has been staked and plans are well underway for the fencing, which is essential for deer control. Many community residents contacted have agreed to contribute materials and their expertise to the garden project at cost or in some cases free.

“The community garden group and our partner, the Grand Forks and Regional Agriculture Society (GFBRAS), would like to thank these individuals and businesses for their support,” said Patti Bevilacqua, a director of GFBRAS, “but without the generous donation of land and funding from the City of Grand Forks this project would not have been possible.”

The garden group also thanked City Councillor Joy Davies, chair of the Grand Forks Economic Development Task Force, for her leadership in this endeavor. The garden group has worked hard the past few months, and they are now looking for local artisans, who would like to add their personal touch to the garden project.

If you would like to participate please contact David Janzen at 250-442-0196 (northfm@gmail.com) or Doug Zorn at 250-442-3359 (zornszoo@telus.net). If you have any tools or gardening equipment to donate to the project please contact Lorraine, the garden coordinator, at 250-442-0962 (lorraine.dick@gmail.com). 

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