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Community Garden gets grand opening

Randolph County Cooperative Extension and Asheboro Housing Authority held a Ribbon Cutting Sept. 28 to celebrate the opening of its Community Garden located at Asheboro Housing Authority’s Community Building at 703 Farr Street in Asheboro. 


Joining them for the occasion were (from left) Congressman Ted Budd’s Representative Sam Shumate, Randolph County Manager Hal Johnson, Randolph County Commissioner Hope Haywood, Incoming Chamber Chairwoman Mary Lisk, Asheboro Housing Authority HCV/FSS/ROSS Manager Torri Nelson, 4-H Youth Development Agent Allison Walker, Community Resident Tanya Roslan, Asheboro Housing Authority ROSS Service Coordinator Janet Hatcher, Asheboro Housing Authority Board Member David Leonard, Asheboro Housing Authority Executive Director Robert Lawler, Asheboro Housing Authority Board Member Van Rich, Asheboro Mayor David Smith, Asheboro Housing Authority Board Member Carle Hall and 4-H Program Assistant Taylor Wright. 


The Community Garden located at the Asheboro Housing Authority is a coordinated effort with Randolph County Government, Randolph County Cooperative Extension and Asheboro Housing Authority. The garden will provide fresh fruits and vegetables to the community year round. 


Those attending also got the opportunity to work on their gardening skills by planting some kale plants in one of the raised beds. 


For more details about the Community Garden, contact Allison Walker at the Randolph County Cooperative Extension service located at 1003 S. Fayetteville Street in Asheboro or call 336-318-6000.