The Transylvania Times -

By Norah Davis
Special To The Times 

Garden Truly A Community Undertaking – Brevard NC


Martha Mayberry, Bill Chandler, and Jayne Field spread rye straw to cover two of the planting beds. Local farmer Jimmy Whitmire donated the straw. (Courtesy photo by Norah Davis)

In myriad ways, Brevard is stepping up to help the Rice Street Community Garden, a garden that gives to the needy.

The volunteer-operated garden’s first season in 2012 produced almost 700 pounds of organically grown produce, all donated to Bread of Life and Sharing House.

At current prices, that’s about $3,000 worth of fresh organic produce.

Planted on a sloping hillside owned by St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, the garden is behind the Comporium parking lot on East Main Street.

The community has been donating generously to the Rice Street Community Garden. After donations from Kathle...

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