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Volunteers Help Out at Hope for Newport Community Garden


Saturday, May 13, 2017

On Saturday, May 13 thirteen volunteers along with a few community gardeners and Pastor Dave from Martin Luther Lutheran Church cleaned up the Hope for Newport Community Garden on Clearmount Avenue and helped prepare the garden for the growing season. The volunteers were from the Newport Neighborhood, Victory Christian Center, and Ursuline High School. The garden is a project of the church and many members of the congregation participate in the garden. On Saturdays during the summer, the volunteers from the church harvest the produce they grow and set up a table at the garden where members of the neighborhood can get produce for free. At the workday, volunteers helped put down landscaping fabric over the raised beds, which will help stop weeds from growing and save the gardeners' time and energy. Mulch was placed on the pathways between the raised beds, which helps separate the growing areas from the walking areas and improves the appearance of the garden. Volunteers also helped to weed and mulch the butterfly garden area, which is surrounded by stone benches and will be used for outside worship during the summer months when the weather permits.