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May 13, 2013

Home Briefs: May 13, 2013

King’s Garden hosts annual plant sale

TICONDEROGA — The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga will hold its annual pre-season plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the fort, 100 Fort Ti Road.

Attendees may browse the many perennials available within the garden walls. Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and dig up selections.

“Green Workshops” will be offered and are included in the admission price.

For questions, call 585-2821.

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Tour promotes urban gardening 

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A company that’s leading a cross-country trek to encourage urban gardening and deliver plants and produce made a stop last week at a school in Flint, Mich.

The Burpee Home Gardens “Grow Anywhere Tour” visited Flint’s Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School. Organizers planned to deliver 1,300 pounds of produce and 500 vegetable plants.

They also provided gardening support materials.

in an effort to encourage “the community to grow its own produce.”

Durant-Tuuri-Mott plans to create its own urban garden.

Flint, which has struggled with blight, crime, joblessness and population loss, has been identified by agricultural experts as a place with “food deserts.” Such areas have little or no access to supermarkets that sell fresh and affordable foods.

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