El Dorado County construction company gives away home improvement projects to community heroes

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An El Dorado County construction company is giving away home improvement projects to community heroes It’s become clear during the novel coronavirus outbreak and the resulting stay-at-home orders that many of our everyday heroes have been taken for granted.A construction company in El Dorado County is working to change that by giving away free home improvement projects to deserving heroes. Straight Line construction is still able to operate amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Owner Jack Borba knows he’s fortunate.”I was driving through this parking lot and I started looking around and this feeling of just being totally blessed came over me because I felt so sad for these businesses that were completely shuttered,” Borba said.So, Borba and his business partners are paying it forward by surprising community heroes with free home improvement projects.Straight Line construction is asking the community to nominate everyday heroes. You can nominate someone here. The next giveaway … Read More

Warwick Community Kitchen – Home

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Mera Kitchen Free Community Meals Support

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The Mera Kitchen Community Meals project is our effort to provide our favorite hot meals to those in need during these uncertain times. We started this project with a goal of serving 1,400 meals in a week. As of April 17, we have served over 10,500 meals to community members and frontline health workers. We continue to receive more requests each day. Thank you for allowing us to sustain these efforts.

All of our workers will be compensated, as we are trying to keep generating income for those who need it most.

Mera Kitchen Collective is a worker cooperative focused on the empowerment of Baltimore’s refugees and immigrants through food entrepreneurship. We exist to share our incredible food with members of our community. We believe that promoting equitable access to opportunities, building community, and providing living wages are the keys to long-term self-determination, independence, and happiness.

The funds raised in

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Social distancing-friendly community activities The English Garden

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Chris Beardshaw, Frances Toase and daughter Flo

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean retreating from the community or from the natural world. The following activities are brilliant ways to stay upbeat and connected without putting anyone’s health at risk.

Take part in these community activities to remind yourself of the beauty of nature and connecting with others.

Chris Beardshaw, Frances Toase and daughter Flo

Garden Day

Nature lovers across the UK are called on to celebrate the happiness effect of gardens and plants. This year, the campaign takes place on Sunday 10 May and people are urged to celebrate at home by downing their tools, popping on a flower crown and sharing their day virtually with friends and family through video calls and social media. Just remember to use the hashtag #gardendayuk!

For more information, visit gardenday.co.uk

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RSPB Breakfast Birdwatch

The RSPB invites people to take part in

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New EAV community garden is bringing the village back to its roots

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ATLANTA — When the time came this local resident to bring her dream of a community garden to fruition, Keyatta Mincey Parker was more than willing to get her hands dirty.

Labeled as a ‘bartender’s garden,’ Parker lovingly christened the recently established garden space, A Sip of Paradise. The name comes as a reference to her most recent profession as a bartender at the popular Atlanta restaurant, Bon Ton.

In fact, it was during her tenure there that she first got the idea for the community garden while competing in the Bombay Sapphire Gin’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition 2020.

However, while she didn’t nab in the international title, Parker won the Most Imaginative Bartender for the city of Atlanta for her original drink recipe called Eve’s Pot Liquor which she insisted were obtained from local farms. 

New community garden, A Sip of Paradise is located at the EAV Farmer's Market Lot

New community garden, A Sip of Paradise is located at the

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Larkspur community garden – Home

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WELCOME 
The Larkspur California Community Garden provides Larkspur residents space in 73 small garden plots, a tool shed, a compost area and a communal orchard. This Organic garden,
located in Piper Park was established in 1982.  

If you are interested in joining the garden community and if you live in Larkspur or Greenbrae, contact and sign up with the Larkspur Recreation Department.

                                                                               See the Contact Us page for details.

Please mark your calendars:GARDEN WORKDAY and POTLUCK has been cancelled.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
In an abundance of caution, I’ve asked Mr. Conner to cancel the upcoming Garden Workday and Potluck. We certainly want you to enjoy and tend your Garden plot. We want you to meet and greet your neighbors in the garden and elsewhere. Please continue to take appropriate precautions. 
We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Very best regards,
Dick, Larkspur Recreation
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Hello Gardeners,
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EagleVail Community Garden | Growing food and community organically!

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The EagleVail Community Garden would like to thank the EagleVail Metro District for their generous image001support in allowing us to use the garden site.

2020 Garden Plots!

Corporate Gardenersplease use this online application.

All other gardenersplease use this online application.

It’s not too late to apply or renew! Please submit the Renewal Application and Money as soon as possible to secure your garden plot.

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about growing tomatoes, squash, or tender greens. But although the growing season at 7,600 feet above sea level is short, it’s very intense!

The residents of EagleVail, with the support of the EagleVail Metro District, created the community garden under the leadership of community organizers Cassie Pence and Keri Hayes in 2011. The first enthusiastic plot holders planted their gardens in the spring of

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Tips on starting a community garden

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STARTING A COMMUNITY GARDEN

This fact sheet is designed to give many different groups the basic
information they need to get their gardening project off the ground. These
lists are in no way meant to be complete. Each main idea will probably trigger
more questions, so an assortment of ways to carry out that idea are
presented; pick and choose those that seem to apply to your own situation.

FORM A PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Determine if there really is a need and desire for a garden
  • What kind of garden–vegetable, flower, trees, a combination?
  • Who will the garden serve–kids, seniors, special populations,people who just
    want an alternative to trash?
  • If the project is meant to benefit a particular group or neighborhood, it
    is essential that the group be involved in all phases
  • Organize a meeting of interested people
  • Choose a well-organized garden coordinator
  • Form committees to accomplish tasks: Funding & Resource
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