Springfield (AP) -- Those with
green thumbs, and those who want them, are invited to participate in the
Illinois State Fairground's fifth community garden this summer.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture is inviting new and returning
gardeners to a planning meeting March 5 at the department's auditorium on the
fairgrounds in Springfield.
Planting begins April 1, if the weather permits.
Rupp Seeds is providing a variety of seeds for free. Gardeners will have
access to water, tools and compost. Mentoring is available to those who want
The garden is set up on the infield of the fairgrounds' grandstand
The program began five years ago as a way for people without garden space
to have a safe and friendly place to grow fresh fruits and vegetables.
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