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Volunteers help in sprucing up of community space

Are you interested in gardening at the Wellness Center and Garden for the 2012 growing season?

Individuals and families can sign up for a garden box by calling or stopping by the Del Norte Health Access Assistance Program office. Garden space is limited. Any community member is welcome to sign up to garden at no charge.

Meanwhile, the Del Norte Healthcare District, Del Norte Community

Health Center and the Health Access Assistance Program would like to

extend a huge thanks to the community members and clinic staff who

volunteered at the Wellness Center and Garden workday on Saturday, June

2.

Fifteen volunteers turned out with garden tools and cordless drills

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to build garden boxes, haul soil and lay weed

barriers and pathways.

At the end of the day the Wellness Center and Garden boasted 10

additional garden beds for individual gardeners and three new "big

garden beds" for crops such as potatoes and pumpkins, to be shared by

the gardeners.

We also finished shelving and garden beds for inside our 30-foot greenhouse.

Without the hard work, generosity and dedication of our community,

this project wouldn't be possible. Thank you to everyone who has

contributed so far.

But our project isn't complete yet! We will be hosting additional

work days in the coming weeks. If you would like to volunteer to help

expand the garden or install our playground, call Del Norte Health

Access Assistance Program at (707) 465-1988, or stop by the office

inside the Wellness Center, suite 200, to be added to our volunteer

contact list.

Hope to see you in the garden!

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