Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Briggs Ave Community Garden Gift

The Briggs Ave Community Garden is located on South Briggs Ave in Durham. It is a program developed by the NC Cooperative Extension Service - Durham County on land donated to NC State University through the NC Agricultural Foundation. The Community Garden is currently a quarter acre in size and there are plans to double its size over the next year. The community garden is a part of the first phase in the Briggs Ave Garden Master Plan. The total property encompasses 45 acres, with future plans for walking trails, a home demonstration garden, children's garden, and an outdoor education center.

The Durham Council of Garden Clubs has donated $2000 to the Briggs Ave project.
Several of the garden clubs within the council are also working to support the community gardens.
Daylily Garden Club donated $600.
Hope ValleyGC & Town and Country GC $6000.
Heritage Garden Club $1000 and labor.
Grove Park maintenance and sweat equity.
Forest Hills - plants, mulch and labor.
Several other clubs have talks, gifts or work days planned for this year.

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