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  2. Daniel Weinreb

    I am exploring the idea of creating a community garden in Old West Durham (I’m at 1020 Hale St.) The goals are 1) provide people with a space for gardening 2) build community 3) education (I’ve been an active volunteer at SEEDS (seedsnc.org) and have decent gardening and carpentry skills.
    The broad outline is to build a raised bed about 10X50 and offer people the chance to have a 10×10 plot for an annual fee.
    The money would go towards the building materials, fencing, compost and water.
    Would you be able to help me calculate the expense involved, and provide tips on how to organize the project?
    You can reach me at 413 588 4472 or ndweinreb@gmail.com


    Daniel Weinreb
    Hale St, Durham

    1. Good morning, Daniel. I would suggest contacting the Extension office on Foster Street for answers to your question. You can either contact the Master Gardener phone line at 919-560-0528 or visit in person. Our Extension agent has worked with the Briggs Avenue Community Garden extensively. Either she or one of the volunteers in the office should be able to point you to the resources you need. I will also forward your question to the office.

      Good luck!

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