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Dirt Connects Rice Street Garden, Conservers


Last updated 4/4/2018 at 3:49pm

Courtesy photo

Pictured are (left to right) Mark Robinson, Karen Palmer, Bill Chandler and Kristine Hall, who facilitated the partnership between the garden and the Conservers. Robinson and his wife, Blue, learned about the garden from a recent article in The Transylvania Times. (Courtesy photos by Norah Davis)

On March 16 and 17, Rice Street Community Garden had a record turnout of volunteers for the first two workdays of the 2018 growing season.

The big gathering to plant cold-weather crops was thanks in part to a new study group in Brevard called Moving to Conservers. Of the 25 volunteers at the garden those two days, six were Conservers.

Two of those were Kim Coram and her husband, John Wiseman, who started the Conservers group in October 2017 with nine participants.

Six months later, they have more than 60 people on their email list.

The Conservers get together at informal weekly potlu...

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