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Enjoy garden vegetables? Want to grow your own? Join the Lyndon community garden

The Lyndon community garden will kick off again this year at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Lyndon Community Center, with an informational meeting on the benefits of joining the garden. Anyone can be involved in the garden, and this year memberships are being offered to allow members to harvest any vegetables they need.

Last year’s garden included two types of corn, bell peppers, jalapeños, five types of tomatoes, radishes, beets, carrots, white onions, red onions, yellow onions, beans, snap peas, large and small cucumbers, kale, cabbage, rhubarb, mesculin, butter lettuce, spinach, marigolds, mixed flowers, marble peas, cilantro, chives, basil, watermelon and mint.

Garden memberships cost $20 and are limited to the first 50 applicants. Members are asked to help at the garden one weekend a month.

In addition to unlimited vegetables during the season, members can also attend educational classes to be scheduled.

The community garden is on city-owned property south of Lyndon Community Center. The city of Lyndon was recently notified of a grant award of $1,250 from K-State Research and Extension for the purchase of a garden shed. During last year’s garden season, the first year of the community garden, brush was cleared, ground tilled, plots made, and raised beds were constructed. The city also installed a water line and hydrant adjacent to the garden area.

For more information about the community garden, contact Steve Zerr, garden manager, at 785-280-2439. To sign up to be a community garden member, contact city hall at 785-828-3146.

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