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Student Volunteers Plow into Community Garden

Despite a long, wet spring that kept volunteers from plowing into the BYUSA Community Garden as early as they had intended, the inaugural planting finally came to fruition in early June.

The 6,000-square-foot garden located in the BYU Horticulture Area on 820 North was established to provide food for needy families in the Provo area. Approximately one-third of the area is reserved for corn, with carrots, cucumbers, onions, broccoli, peppers, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, and pumpkins taking up the remainder of the garden.

Student groups involved in the service project tend, weed, and water the garden for a one-week period. “This has been a good get-your-hands-dirty chance for BYU students to do some service in the community,” notes Brady Blake, who is overseeing the project in conjunction with the community service division of BYUSA. “We are always looking for new and innovative projects, and we thought this would be a lot of fun for everyone as well.”

A girl is planting seeds in the ground.

Bobbi Jo Hill, a senior from St. Anthony, Idaho, plants seeds in the BYUSA Community Garden. The garden provides service opportunities for BYU students and food for needy families. Photo by John Snyder.