Grand Community Gardens a success thanks to help and donations |

Grand Community Gardens a success thanks to help and donations

In the past year, the Grand Community Gardens formed as a small group of area gardeners who wanted to create a community growing experience. In that year, we were able to find land through the help of the Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs and Granby town governments. We were able to build raised bed gardens on sites in each of those towns and landscape the surrounding area, thanks to very generous donations of time, money and materials. We hosted regular gardening classes across the county thank to donations of space, materials and the time of volunteers. The gardens are now in place for years to come as a gathering place – a place to grow food and community.For all we’ve been able to accomplish in 2008, we want to thank the Middle Park Fair Board; the Grand County Board of County Commissioners and County Manager for land use, fence, top soil and lotto funds; the Granby/Grand County Road and Bridge for trucks and operators who delivered top soil and sawdust; Town of Granby for land use and fence; Town of Hot Sulphur for land use, use of Bobcat and operator; Town of Kremmling for land use if needed; Grand Foundation for grant funds; Morales Farms Inc. for labor, materials, and equipment; Granby Sawmill for truck loads of sawdust; Fraser Valley Ace Hardware for roto-tiller, classroom and discounts on materials; Noriyuki & Parker, P.C. for legal advice; Hot Sulphur Community Church for use of building for board of directors meetings; Sky-Hi Daily News; Cold Springs Greenhouse for classroom, plants and discounts on materials; Mountain Parks Electric for flower donation; Grand Mountain Bank for waving account fee; US Bank for paper; Alpine Lumber for materials for teaching demonstration garden; CSU Extension Office for teaching materials and discounts on materials; Community Service for time of community service workers; City Market for food donation; Mountain Food Market for food donation; Kremmling Mercantile for food donation; Neils Lunceford Nursery for plants and dirt; Ranch Creek Limited for sawdust; Grand Beginnings for office supplies; Country Ace hardware for classroom; Tri-River Building Supply for classroom and wish list participation; Highland Lumber for discount on building materials; Fraser Valley Lumber for discount on building materials and Northwest Supply for discount on building materials.This is a season to be thankful to all the many individuals and entities for their support and participation in Grand Community Gardens. We could not have done it without you.Grand Community Gardens board of directorsCarol Morales, Lynn Cassidy, Autumn Phillips, Brent Christian, Bonnie Koblitz

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