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June 19, 2014

KTB works to 'grow' the community – one plot at a time

TIFTON — Keep Tifton Beautiful is asking for help from the community for its community garden project.

Located behind Tifton's First United Methodist Church, the garden will be utilized to provide fresh vegetables to the local food bank and soup kitchen, and for local residents who wish to plant their own garden.

Richard Burton, who is a member of FUMC and Keep Tifton Beautiful, is heading up the project and hopes that the garden will eventually be used by those who wish to grow their own produce, but have nowhere to do so.

"What we're hoping to do is have a garden in which people can have  their own personal plot to plant whatever they want to plant," he said. "If not, we will plant and harvest food for the food bank and soup kitchen."

The city of Tifton has donated water, as well as some mulch and top soil, which is mostly sand Burton said, so "we'll need organic material."

And that's where you come in.

Burton said they are in need of organic material that can be composted, as well as fertilizer, seeds and plants.

There will be a kickoff event for the community garden on June 28, beginning at 8 a.m. Volunteers are welcome, and Burton said shovels, rakes and tillers are needed. There will be a machine on hand to chip organic materials into smaller, more readily usable compost, so Burton encourages people to bring those materials to the site.

Volunteers will prepare the ground to be planted, but Burton said they hope to install raised beds as well. There's room for 45 beds, he added, and the cost for each bed is $28 for lumber. These beds can be utilized by individuals to plant and nurture their own garden.

Donations toward the materials for the raised beds are welcome, Burton said, and individuals and businesses are welcome to "adopt" a bed as well.

For more information on how you can help, contact Burton at 326-3266, or e-mail him at rbu6000@gmail.com.

To contact editor Angye Morrison, call 382-4321.

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