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April 23, 2013

Volunteers help move Harrisburg community garden forward

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

The Collins P. Lee Center sits on property owned by the county and is managed by the local Parks and Recreation Department.

“[This project] is becoming a true community collaboration with assistance from various local businesses, the Baldwin County Commission as well as the Parks and Recreation Department,” MCGA Board Member Debbie Harshbarger said. “In addition, Baldwin County Family Connection and the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Habitat for Humanity are focusing efforts in the Harrisburg area to further enhance this community.”  

Other local businesses and organizations have already jumped on board to help progress the project, including T&S Hardwoods, T-Bone’s Nursery, Southside Equipment, Fowler Flemister Concrete, HorseDreams Youth Ranch, Milledgeville Country Club, Martin’s IGA, Lockerly Arboretum, Birthflowers, Georgia Forestry Commission, Clark Brothers Plumbing and River of Life.

“We’re going to put in about three frost-proof yard hydrants [Tuesday]. The county is assisting [the project] and helping out this community for no charge,” said Joe Russell, maintenance supervisor for the Baldwin County Water and Sewer Department. “The Harrisburg community consists of over 500 houses, and there’s a lot of kids in this neighborhood. I’m glad to see this happen.”

The First United Methodist Church Men’s Club donated $500 to the project and is encouraging other local churches and organizations to also give back.

“I think this is the way of the future in urban areas,” said Jim Haskins, member of the Men’s Club and project volunteer. “It provides education for kids, food on the table ... and so many different parts of what the community can do.”

The fourth work day is scheduled Saturday with a mission to complete the construction of the garden beds.

“We’re working hard to get the garden completed and have seeds planted for their summer garden, but it will take a couple of weeks to finish the entire garden. In mid-July, anything related to concrete will be done at that time, including the trail and the path to the pavilion. Then we will start construction of the pavilion after that,” Harshbarger said. “We do have plans to build a community garden at Evergreen Baptist Church on Ivey Weaver Road after this project is complete. We hope to start in the late summer in time to plant a winter garden.”

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