By Norah Davis
For The Transylvania Time 

Garden Enters Fifth Year With New Irrigation System – Brevard NC


Those volunteers who'd already purchased their new T-shirts showed them off at the first garden day in June. (Courtesy photos by Norah Davis)

Some things are just meant to be. The Rice Street Community Garden, now in its fifth year, installed a drip irrigation system throughout the garden in 2016, just in time to cope with an unusual spring drought in Brevard.

Instead of watering by hand for hours, the garden's volunteers now turn on the central valve of the irrigation system and simply walk away until it's time to come back and turn it off.

Two minutes, tops.

Rice Street Community Garden, located in downtown Brevard on a quarter-acre owned by St. Philip's Episcopal Church, is staffed entirely by volunteers from throughout...

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