Community gardens take root

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Community gardens take root

More kids learn how to grow their own food
Ciyanne Stolworthy, 5, and her sister Cera, 6, plant vegetables at the Southside Community Garden on Tuesday. Ryan Lazo, the garden coordinator, supervises the girls’ work. The garden, at East Fifth Avenue and Second Street, opened to the general public this spring.
Cera Stolworthy, 6, scopes out a cucumber plant before planting it Tuesday. The Southside Community Garden includes five raised beds for vegetables and one for medicinal herbs.
Garden Project gardens

The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado has participated in programs at these school and community gardens. The years indicate when The Garden Project participated.
Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary (2007-current)
Needham Elementary (2008-current)
Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County (2011-12)
City Hall, downtown Durango location (2010-current)
Manna Soup Kitchen (2005, 2007-current)
Sunshine Gardens (2005)
Riverhouse Children’s House (2004-06)
Smiley School of Arts and Education (1998-2000)
Durango Housing Corporation South (2006-current)
Durango Housing Corporation North (2000-05)
Riverbend Center for Youth (1999)
Durango Senior Center (2008-current)
Prugh Residential Garden (2004-05)
Manore Family Backyard Garden (2009)
Mata Backyard Garden (2011)
911 Communications Center (2011)
Commons Garden (2009)
Fort Lewis College Environmental Center (2012)
For more about The Garden Project, visit www.thegardenprojectswcolorado.org.

Community gardens take root

Ciyanne Stolworthy, 5, and her sister Cera, 6, plant vegetables at the Southside Community Garden on Tuesday. Ryan Lazo, the garden coordinator, supervises the girls’ work. The garden, at East Fifth Avenue and Second Street, opened to the general public this spring.
Cera Stolworthy, 6, scopes out a cucumber plant before planting it Tuesday. The Southside Community Garden includes five raised beds for vegetables and one for medicinal herbs.
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