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Community Garden Unveiled on Wesley College Campus

Community Garden helpers stand in front of raised vegetable bed

Pictured front row (left to right): Fran Riddle, Danielle Roach, Dr. Stephanie Stotts, Coben Turner, Caelynn Johnson, Camlynn Johnson, Mark Williams Back Row (left to right): Orlando Short, Jose Santana, Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen, Chanda Jackson, Virginia Jackson and Charles A. Salkin

Wesley College, Restoring Central Dover (RCD) and the Cooperative Extension to the DSU Department of Agriculture collaborated to create a community garden located on Wesley’s campus that was unveiled on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

The mission of this garden is to bring the community together to learn the basics of sustainable gardening, engage in outdoor activity, preserve green space, and to provide a work/gathering place for others.

“This a great opportunity to work with the community toward a common goal of sharing resources and building relationships,” said Wesley College Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Stephanie Stotts. “We are excited about the project.”

The garden is located on the northwest corner of Wesley College, just east of north Governors Avenue and north of Cecil Street.

The garden will be open for registered volunteers on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., Thursdays and Sundays from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. The program is funded in part by a Delaware Department of Agriculture grant and the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

For more information about the garden, please contact NCALL at 678-9400 or info@ncall.org. For more information about volunteering, please contact Fran Riddle at frances.riddle@comcast.net.