Come Grow Your Own Garden!
The Town of Abingdon’s Sustain Abingdon Committee and Appalachian Sustainable Development will hold a Garden Kickoff Day at the Sustain Abingdon Gardens on Saturday, March 23rd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Fairview Historic Homestead, 908 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, Va.
The Sustain Abingdon Gardens is a “grow your own” community garden space where residents of Washington County, VA can rent a 20’ by 20’ vegetable garden plot for $25 for the spring/summer growing season. The Old Glade Antique Tractor Association provides tilling services and there is an elaborate rain water collection system onsite that provides water access for the gardeners.
Several businesses and organizations will be sharing information and ideas on how to grow your best garden. There will be guest speakers throughout the day speaking on various garden topics. There will also be informational handouts, activities and free raffles and giveaways. The Fairview Historic Museum will be open to the public and the Old Glade Antique Tractor Association will have some tractors on display. There will be food vendors onsite.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sustainabingdon or call 276-628-3167.
*Sustain Abingdon’s mission is to advise and encourage Town employees, residents & visitors on environmentally sustainable solutions. Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is nationally knows & respected for its commitment to local farmers. ASD is transitioning Appalachia to a more resilient economy & a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people with healthy food.