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FFA community garden begins again


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It is once again that time of year! The Cedar Springs FFA is sponsoring its annual community gardens again this year. Under this program community members can utilize a 20 x 20 garden plot. Residents can grow vegetables, fruit, and even flowers.

Local advisor Mr. Larry Reyburn reports, “Thanks to our many sponsors, the FFA is able to provide tillage, seed, fertilizer, and water.” FFA members are working after school and several Agriscience classes have been involved in the work and planning of this community service project. “This not only allows our members to learn by doing, but they also have a hand in a great community service project,” added Reyburn.

The Chapter his asking for a nominal fee of $20 to offset costs, however, scholarships are available for those seeking assistance. “For those who like the outdoors and wholesome food, this may be the ticket to a fun and productive summer,” Reyburn added.  “It is our hope that we can especially offer this program to area residents that would like to produce their own food with their own efforts!”

The Chapter would like to thank Gleaner Insurance Company for sponsoring the scholarships.

Please contact Larry Reyburn if interested. Phone 616-799-4968 or email larry.reyburn@csredhawks.org.

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FFA Receives Grant


Community garden kickoff group.

The Cedar Springs FFA chapter has received a grant in the amount of $500 from Gleaner Life Insurance Society. Gary Mills represented the Gleaner organization in presenting a check to the club on Thursday, May 24. The grant was in support of the FFA’s community garden project. The garden is a community service endeavor that is directed towards allowing members of the community to have a place to grow their own fresh vegetables. The grant money was used to buy all of the necessary supplies to form the garden. So far, the garden consists of 10 (20-foot X 20-foot) garden plots. The FFA is providing tillage, seed, fertilizer, and water.

Dylan tills the soil.

The community garden was advised by a committee consisting of: Jake Gebhart; Andy Hagenow, Dick Winzer, Rick Sevey, Brent Willett, D White, Roger Swift, and Wayne Marsman. The Cedar Springs FFA is grateful to the many volunteers and donors who loaned equipment and helped prepare the garden site. Two of Mr. Reyburn’s agriscience classes were also utilized preparing the sites.

 

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