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Rice Street Gardeners Build Strawberry Pyramids - Brevard, NC


August 28, 2017

Courtesy Photo

The new strawberry pyramids frame some of the garden's volunteers, with Rice Street Community Garden behind them. Left to right are (back row) Milbrey Raney, Carrie Collins, Jayne Field, Bill Chandler, Karen Palmer, John Rinehart, Anne Oliver, Susan Causey, Sandy Harrington and (kneeling) Jane Chandler and Martha Mayberry. Not pictured: Lynne Urbain.

At the Rice Street Community Garden, the strawberries are out of control. The garden's volunteers, however, are fighting back.

The garden is located on a small piece of land owned by St. Philip's Episcopal Church in downtown Brevard. The sloping lot is adjacent to Rice Street and diagonally across from the Farmers' Market.

In 2015, two parishioners from the church, Luke and Valerie Hedger, donated eight strawberry plants. The garden's volunteers set four of the plants in the upper section of the garden and four in the lower. That year, those eight produced runners, or "daughter plants," w...

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