Summer 2017 Program Guide

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 1 of 131

look what's new COME GROW WITH US! Community gardens help preserve and protect the environment and promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. In fact, we believe they are one of the attributes of a Gold Medal community. Currently, the Town of Cary has two community garden programs for its citizens—Cary Senior Center Community Garden and Carpenter Park Community Garden. The Cary Senior Center Community Garden, begun in 2002 as a Boy Scout initiative, has 24 large beds, 11 small beds and two raised beds. One large bed is used as a "Plant a Row for the Hungry" project and all food grown in this space is donated to the local Food Bank. Since 2012, more 1,000 pounds of fresh produce has been donated. In keeping with the Town's sustainability goals, many of the supplies used to build the garden have been re-used, recycled, and re-purposed. You will see bricks from the landfill used for garden bed outlines and edging pathways, old bed frames used as trellises, garden implements of all types, and even posts and gates made into a grape arbor. The Carpenter Park Community Garden is located inside Carpenter Park, a 16-acre neighborhood park featuring a pond, children's play area, preserved forest and walking trails, and is the memorial site for Flights 3379 and 3378. Currently, volunteers are needed to build, plant, and maintain the educational and ornamental garden beds. Although most of the community garden plots will be maintained by renters, we have reserved several plots for general community use which are perfect for garden projects for groups or individuals. Open to all Cary residents. We hope you'll join us in the gardens for a stroll or volunteer for a work day. Or, rent a plot to grow your own vegetables! Call (919) 469-4301 or visit for details about the community gardens and for information about other environmental outreach opportunities. As you make your summer plans, take time to laugh, learn, play, and GROW with us in Cary! Like us on Facebook FACEBOOK.COM/ TOWNOFCARY Find us on the Internet TOWNOFCARY.ORG/ DEPARTMENTS Follow us on Twitter TWITTER.COM/ TOC_FUN Give us a call (919) 469-4061 Stop by our office 316 N. ACADEMY ST.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of TOC - Summer 2017 Program Guide