Third Spring Open House scheduled for April 24

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- The third Community Garden Spring Open House will take place from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 24.

The event will take place at Terre Haute Community Garden, 219 N. 11th St., Terre Haute.

The open house is for all registered gardeners.

The general public is encouraged to attend to sign up for plots. Spring planting will begin April 24.

The Terre Haute Community Garden Initiative promotes green-living in an urban setting.

The Garden opened early for the returning gardeners from the 2009 season.

All registered gardeners are welcome to attend the open house to begin planting for the 2010 season.

Students from Ivy Tech's Agriculture Program will be giving away free vegetables seedlings to all plot holders.

The discount cards from the Apple House will be available to the gardeners.

This is the third year for the program, which is sponsored by Indiana State University, Purdue Extension, the city of Terre Haute, Sisters of Providence White Violet Center, Ivy Tech, Wabash Valley Master Gardeners, Downtown Terre Haute, Inc., Catholic Charities Terre Haute, and the Apple House. Representatives from many of the sponsors will be attending.

Participating gardeners are encouraged to "Plant a Row for Vigo," county's charities.

In keeping with the spirit and tradition of community gardening, all participants are asked to donate a portion of their bountiful harvest to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank, which serves more than 32,000 individuals annually in its seven-county service area.

For additional information, contact Patricia Weaver at

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