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The donated seeds include: tomatoes, peppers, basil, peas, melons, squash and kale.

Verbatim: Organic seeds donated to Fort Wayne gardening project

Statement issued Monday by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department:

Nature’s Crossroads, a new seed company located in Bloomington, Indiana, is donating organic seeds to the Food for the Fort: Community Gardening Project. The donated seeds include: tomatoes, peppers, basil, peas, melons, squash and kale.

“We love supporting community gardening programs, especially when they are helping to feed the hungry,” said general manager Maggie Sullivan. “We’re always excited to see communities that are supporting local food production.”

Interested in starting a community garden in your neighborhood? Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, the Purdue Extension Office, Jane Ford, Master Gardener, and Cheri Becker, Park Board member and Executive Director of Leadership Fort Wayne are coordinating a free community garden workshop for residents and interested neighborhood associations.

The workshop will cover an introduction to vegetable gardens, the City requirements for having a community garden and instructions on how to build raised beds.

The workshop is free to everyone although seating is limited to fifty people. The Food for the Fort Workshop will be held on March 25, 2010 from 6 – 8 pm in room “A” at the downtown Allen County Public Library.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer) rsalter@jg.net, Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer) agregory@jg.net, Frank Noonan (copy editor) fnoonan@jg.net and Cathie Rowand (photographer) crowand@jg.net.

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