Community and Urban Garden Day Presented by White Rock Local Market

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White Rock Local Market continues its fourth season of markets and continues its new membership program with Community and Urban Garden Day on Saturday May 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Green Spot Market and Fuels, 702 N. Buckner Blvd. in East Dallas.

The day will include live music by blue grass country band Fish Fry Bingo, demos on raised garden beds and water use, and a talk on starting your own community garden. The event is free.

WRLM’s Community and Urban Garden Day will highlight how valuable shared gardens are – for the growing of food and the promoting of health, for creating sustainable living, and for strengthening the community.  WRLM hopes to create a list of gardens through this event that will be a resource for people to find more information. The goal is to encourage local citizens to join a garden or start one of their own.

Garden representatives will inform members of the public about their gardens, and will sell harvests from their gardens. There is no booth fee for community gardens that day.

Gardens attending to date: Promise of Peace Garden, Paul Quinn College, Our Saviour Community Garden, Lake Highlands Community Garden, Bon Aire Community Garden, Stonewall Jackson Elementary School Garden, and Hexter Elementary Garden. The City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality will be there as well.

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