Volunteers help get local community garden up and running

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It is that time of year again! Go ahead and get out the gloves, roll up your sleeves, and plant some plants and seeds.

Several people got together to do just that not for their own benefit, but to benefit the community.

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A group of volunteers, including senior citizens and Cape Fear Community College Students, got together to help kick start the Urban Oasis Community Garden at Maides Park.

The volunteers planted a variety of herbs and vegetables like tomatoes, squash, and zucchini. The goal of this garden is to get people involved and to offer a healthier lifestyle.

“Well we hope that the people in the community would come out and eat vegetables and help them to become healthy,”┬áMaides Park Recreation Supervisor, Helen Dowd said. “And think about what types of foods are good for them.”



Organizers are still looking for more volunteers to keep the garden running.

If you are interested in gardening, or picking vegetables for your home, just stop by the Maides Park main building.