Vail Valley’s Community Gardens Foster Neighborhood Connections

By In Featured, The Vail Valley On July 11, 2011


West Vail Community GardenCassie Pence, of Eagle-Vail, recently finalized a deal that will put a community garden in the space previously occupied by the Eagle-Vail pool. These gardens are a great way for Vail Valley residents to get to know one another and give back to the community.

There will be 40 to 50 plots available in the community garden, and Pence has already received interest from more than 120 people regarding the available plots. Work will begin on the site this summer in order to have it ready for planting next year.

Kristen Bertuglia, the town of Vail’s environmental sustainability coordinator, notes that more and more residents are eager to become more aware of and connected to where their food originates. Community gardens are becoming a popular means of producing one’s own food throughout the country.

For information about community gardens throughout the Vail Valley:

If you are involved with any local community gardens, leave a comment to let others know which one and the best reason to get involved with one!

Photo courtesy of Vail Daily


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