Cullen Whitley, head volunteer gardener of Victory Garden gives presention on community gardening

A multi-generational group over twenty people attended the Community Garden potluck and meeting on February 2, 2011.   St. Francis parishioners Pat and Paul Kelly are leading this initiative to bring a community garden to St. Francis’ campus.  With their committee and their many volunteers, we are hoping to break ground this spring.  At the Potluck gathering on the 2nd, Cullen Whitley, a forester and horticulturist, offered a presentation on the creation of the Highland Methodist Church Victory Garden and gave us tips on how to proceed with our garden planning.  Maria Pimentel from EPA attended and would like to work with our group to create an educational model using the community garden as a centerpiece for environmental education concerning water conservation, sustainability, etc.  We are also looking to partner with NC State University and the College of Design in planning the long-term vision and design of our community garden.  Sun Butler, Farmer and Educator with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, also shared information about the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, their teaching farm and community garden program along with gardening information at the Potluck.  If interested in volunteering and/or contributing to the success of this garden, please contact Pat and Paul Kelly at mpmkelly@hotmail.com