Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Community Garden opens for harvest Saturday

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016

All are welcome! Purdue Extension is seeking to provide fresh, wholesome, locally grown produce to those in our community who have limited access to it. This season, garden harvest times will be Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Community members and those who harvest from the garden are asked to work during designated harvest times or by scheduling another time with Purdue Extension.

We now have kale, Swiss chard, spinach and yellow summer squash ready for harvest, soon to be followed by broccoli and kohlrabi. We have also planted beets, green beans, zucchini squash, cabbage, lettuce, herbs, okra, red potatoes, onions, several varieties of tomatoes, peppers and winter squash, etc.

The garden is located next to Huntington North High School on Viking Lane near the intersection with Jefferson Street. Staff from the Huntington County Purdue Extension office will be available during the week to help harvest, work to maintain the garden and provide nutrition education lessons.

We would like to thank members of the College Park UB Church, staff from the Department of Child Services and other individuals for ‘Adopting a Week’ at the garden. There are other faithful volunteers who work hard to help plant and maintain the garden and prepare it for harvest.  If you or your organization is interested in volunteering or participating in the ‘Adopt a Week’ program, please contact Natalie at porte102@purdue.edu for information on how you can serve your neighbors through giving of your time to the Community Garden. We would love to have you come grow with us.

For information about the Community Garden or other Extension programs, email kdhinsha@purdue.edu, call (260) 358-4826, or stop by the office. The Purdue Extension, Huntington County Office is located in the new Courthouse Annex at 1340 S. Jefferson Street.