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Forum staff reports, Published October 11 2013

Community garden event planned Monday

FARGO – The city of Fargo is hosting “Fargo-Gardens Growing Community” a presentation about community gardens, at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Commission Room at Fargo City Hall, 200 3rd St. N.

The following presentations are planned:

“Growing Together:” Group leaders Jack Wood, Nola Storm and Jamie Holding Eagle will share how their community gardening group, comprised primarily of New Americans, has grown to more than 100 families sharing thousands of pounds of produce from three gardens over the past eight years with a unique model that works.

“Solar-heated greenhouse:” Dallas Flynn, a sustainable organic farmer from Frazee, Minn., will share how he’s expanded his growing season to more than 300 days a year by designing and building an innovative solar-heated greenhouse.

“Community garden challenge:” Rory Beil of Cass Clay Healthy People initiative will talk about their challenge to increase community gardening and healthy local foods in the metro area.

The event will be broadcast live on cable access channel TV Fargo 12 and online at www.cityoffargo.com/streaming.