Garden boxes beckon

By Submitted June 21, 2012 12:00 am

Volunteers help in sprucing up of community space

In all, 15 volunteers turned out to build garden boxes, haul soil and lay weed barriers and pathways. Submitted
In all, 15 volunteers turned out to build garden boxes, haul soil and lay weed barriers and pathways. Submitted
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.

Members of the Spetzler family, from left, Erika, Gary and Emily, help with the work. Submitted
Members of the Spetzler family, from left, Erika, Gary and Emily, help with the work. Submitted
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!