The North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) is excited to announce an educational workshop for community
garden leaders in New Bern and the surrounding region. The day is part of the Gardeners Recreating Our World (GROW) series.
Included will be educational sessions, networking time, lunch and a visit to The Veterans Base Camp Employment Garden where
season extension and pollinator gardens will be demonstrated. Garden leaders and volunteers will have a chance to connect with
community gardeners from their region, expand their community garden leadership skills, learn about pollinators and growing
environmentally-friendly gardens and see season extension in action. Attendees will also be eligible to apply for a mini-grant to
support their garden projects in early 2015.
A dream that started two years to benefit homeless and disabled veterans became a reality Friday with the ground breaking of a special garden in the Duffyfield community.
About 70 people watched the dedication of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden at a ceremony between Stanley White Recreation Center and Henderson Park.
Lovay Wallace-Singleton, a 20 year air traffic controller for the U.S. Navy and a disabled veteran, presented the proposal of the veterans garden to aldermen this past summer and everyone at the ceremony said it was her persistence and dedication that turned the idea into reality.
Singleton told those gathered that the garden would not only impact the lives of homeless and disable veterans but all Craven County citizens.
The purpose of the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden, Singleton said before the dedication, will be to decrease the veteran homeless population in Craven County, the quality of life for disabled veterans and to increase organic produce in the county.
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