CHILLICOTHE— The Ross County Health District announced the official opening of the Mt. Logan Community Garden. The garden space will grow nutritious food for the community.
The garden will also serve as one of the healthful eating strategy locations for the Creating Healthy Communities program that aims to reduce and prevent chronic disease in the county. The CHC is a program that is funded through the Health District.
In addition to the garden, the program has been able to help with the book-a-bike program, improve bike lanes, improve a playground and provide over 1,00 families with fresh fruits and vegetables.
The garden includes nine raised beds, produce and pollinator plants, one greenhouse, one storage shed, two compost bins , and gardening tools. The community garden is located near the Mount Logan Learning Center which can be found at 841 East Main Street in Chillicothe.
Mount Logan Learning Center Pre-School will be adding worms to the beds that they have been growing as part of a STEM learning project with funding secured through the Chillicothe Rotary. Students will be receiving nutrition and gardening education from both the library and OSU Extension Office throughout the year.
Plants and seeds were donated by Integrated Services and the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library. All other materials were purchased through the Creating Healthy Communities grant. During the first day of the garden Adena Health System provided lunch and beverages.
The following agencies helped implement the garden:
Adena Health System
Chillicothe City Schools
Mount Logan Learning Center Staff and Principal
Chillicothe City School Board President
Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library
If you would like to be involved with the garden or help maintain this community space please contact Sarah Hawthorne, Mount Logan Learning Center Principal, at [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Chillicothe Gazette: Mt. Logan Community Garden officially opens
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