On Saturday, February 18, approximately 20 adults and students from the Trinity United Methodist Church’s Appalachian Service Project joined members of the Rotary Club of Salisbury to prepare the playground and garden beds at HALO Ministries in Salisbury for the 2017 planting season.
The 29 raised and drip irrigated beds, constructed of cyprus boards that don’t rot, are used to grow all types of greens, lettuce, peas, beans, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries and much more that are all used in the HALO kitchen to feed those in need.
This is the 6th year for the HALO Garden, and 1,000 to 1,200 pounds of fruits and vegetables are harvested per season.
The HALO Community Garden was the first community garden in Salisbury. Local farms and stores, like Walmart, Lowes and The Home Depot all donate to the project each year.
The Rotary Club of Salisbury meets every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Rotary Scout and Community Center at 1715 Riverside Drive in Salisbury. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Salisbury or to obtain membership information, please contact Membership Chairmen John Aukward at 410-713-2833 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Zajac at 757-897-5496 or email@example.com or visit the club’s website at www.rotarysalisbury.org.