Volunteers united Saturday to build and repair garden beds

Published: May. 15, 2023 at 4:55 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Community volunteers put their best green thumbs forward to assist in repairing and building garden beds in downtown Fairbanks. It all took place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stone Soup Garden garden beds between 11th Avenue and Lacey Street.

This project is a collaborative effort between the Bread Line, Calypso Farms, and The Folk School with funding coming from a grant by the State of Alaska Division of Agriculture.

The garden aims to increase food security in south and downtown Fairbanks including beds that are open to anyone who may need a fresh carrot, snap pea, or other delicious produce.

Graden beds built and repaired by community volunteers
Graden beds built and repaired by community volunteers(KTVF)

While this event was to meant for the construction and repair of the garden beds, there will be another opportunity for the community to get involved. On Saturday, June 3, the Bread Line will host their seventh annual “CommUNITY Garden Planting Day.” Volunteers will be needed to help with all things planting, watering, and cleaning. The event will be kick off at 10 a.m. that morning. For more information about the upcoming event contact the Bread Line at 907-452-1974.