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Open house for Lincoln Community Gardens March 17

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[March 10, 2012]  Spring is just around the corner, and Lincoln Community Gardens is preparing for its second year of fun and gardening.

If you're not already gardening, this is the year to start. Raising your own garden provides the benefits of health and better-tasting food. It always tastes better when you grow it yourself.

Lincoln Community Gardens has space available and experienced gardeners to help, if needed, to grow your own garden.

Saturday, March 17
10:30 a.m.-noon

Lincoln Public Library
725 Pekin St.

Registration for garden plots
begins at the open house.

LCG invites the community to attend an open house on March 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Lincoln Public Library, 725 Pekin St. This will be a great opportunity to learn about LCG and receive advice from seasoned gardeners. You will be able to sign up for a garden plot and secure your space at one of the three gardens for only $10. Free seeds and plants will be available for those registered for a garden plot. The library will have gardening books available to browse and check out. You are invited to come and socialize with fellow gardeners and share in the joy of gardening.

If you are unable to attend, but are interested in having a garden plot or have questions, contact Kathy Vinyard at her city office, 217-732-6318 or, or Rachel Smith at

What is a community garden?

A community garden is an area of land maintained by its members for growing fresh food and flowers. Participants harvest produce from their own plots, or volunteer to work a community plot with produce being donated to a local food bank or other organization. Each gardener chooses the design and plants they want to grow in their plot. All are welcome and have access to fellow members who are willing to share tips and teach.

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Why will you love a Lincoln Community Gardens plot?

  1. You don't have to dig up your lawn. We do the digging for you. Your plot is pre-amended and vegetation-free at the start of the season.

  2. You're not alone. There are always other gardeners you can consult with when you encounter a new garden problem.

  3. Irrigation is available and included with your plot.

  4. New to gardening? You're in luck. Several local gardeners have agreed to mentor inexperienced gardeners.

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