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Oxford Community
Gardening Plots Now Available

News Release – For Immediate Release Oxford Community Gardening Plots Now Available People who do not have space to grow a vegetable garden at home are welcome to sign up for a space in the Oxford Community Garden, according to Carl Cantaluppi, Area Horticulture Agent with the NC Cooperative Extension Service in Granville and Person Counties. This year marks the second year of the community garden that was started last year, due to the efforts of Mr. Mac Travis, who owns the property at 201 Broad Street, Oxford. Mac has donated the land for community gardening and plowed and disked the land, as was done last year. Each garden plot measures 10 feet by 10 feet, and is available to individuals on a first come, first served basis. The cost of each plot is $10.00 for the gardening season, which starts now and will end on February 28, 2016. The fee is used to compensate Mr. Travis for water use. Water is available by a garden hose connected to a water spigot at the corner of the plots to water each individual plot as needed. The plots are staked out, each containing a wooden stake with a number, and need to be raked smooth before planting. Plants, seeds, fertilizer, garden tools, etc. are to be provided by the individual, although some plants might be available that will be donated by a local grower. People who are interested in participating should contact Carl Cantaluppi at 919-691-5455 to make an appointment to come to the Extension Office, located at 208 Wall Street in Oxford. The participant will sign the garden guidelines form and will go with Carl to the garden location, and will be assigned a plot and number, and will pay the $10.00 fee to Mr. Travis. A total of 20 plots are available and are offered on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to another great gardening season.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Oxford Community
Gardening Plots Now Available

News Release – For Immediate Release Oxford Community Gardening Plots Now Available People who do not have space to grow a vegetable garden at home are welcome to sign up for a space in the Oxford Community Garden, according to Carl Cantaluppi, Area Horticulture Agent with the NC Cooperative Extension Service in Granville and Person Counties. This year marks the second year of the community garden that was started last year, due to the efforts of Mr. Mac Travis, who owns the property at 201 Broad Street, Oxford. Mac has donated the land for community gardening and plowed and disked the land, as was done last year. Each garden plot measures 10 feet by 10 feet, and is available to individuals on a first come, first served basis. The cost of each plot is $10.00 for the gardening season, which starts now and will end on February 28, 2016. The fee is used to compensate Mr. Travis for water use. Water is available by a garden hose connected to a water spigot at the corner of the plots to water each individual plot as needed. The plots are staked out, each containing a wooden stake with a number, and need to be raked smooth before planting. Plants, seeds, fertilizer, garden tools, etc. are to be provided by the individual, although some plants might be available that will be donated by a local grower. People who are interested in participating should contact Carl Cantaluppi at 919-691-5455 to make an appointment to come to the Extension Office, located at 208 Wall Street in Oxford. The participant will sign the garden guidelines form and will go with Carl to the garden location, and will be assigned a plot and number, and will pay the $10.00 fee to Mr. Travis. A total of 20 plots are available and are offered on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to another great gardening season.

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Baby Chick

2015 Four County 4-H
Poultry Show and Sale

Please read the entry form and rules and regulations carefully. Spread the word to friends who might be interested in participating or just coming to the Show and Sale to support you. Thanks! Entry Form & Rules and Regulations

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Granville County Teen
Court

Granville County Teen Court is a sentencing/diversion option administered by NC Cooperative Extension for youth ages ten to seventeen and currently enrolled in Granville County Schools who admit responsibility for a misdemeanor offense.

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Baby Chick

2015 Four County 4-H
Poultry Show and Sale

Please read the entry form and rules and regulations carefully. Spread the word to friends who might be interested in participating or just coming to the Show and Sale to support you. Thanks! Entry Form & Rules and Regulations

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Oxford Community
Gardening Plots Now Available

News Release – For Immediate Release Oxford Community Gardening Plots Now Available People who do not have space to grow a vegetable garden at home are welcome to sign up for a space in the Oxford Community Garden, according to Carl Cantaluppi, Area Horticulture Agent with the NC Cooperative Extension Service in Granville and Person Counties. This year marks the second year of the community garden that was started last year, due to the efforts of Mr. Mac Travis, who owns the property at 201 Broad Street, Oxford. Mac has donated the land for community gardening and plowed and disked the land, as was done last year. Each garden plot measures 10 feet by 10 feet, and is available to individuals on a first come, first served basis. The cost of each plot is $10.00 for the gardening season, which starts now and will end on February 28, 2016. The fee is used to compensate Mr. Travis for water use. Water is available by a garden hose connected to a water spigot at the corner of the plots to water each individual plot as needed. The plots are staked out, each containing a wooden stake with a number, and need to be raked smooth before planting. Plants, seeds, fertilizer, garden tools, etc. are to be provided by the individual, although some plants might be available that will be donated by a local grower. People who are interested in participating should contact Carl Cantaluppi at 919-691-5455 to make an appointment to come to the Extension Office, located at 208 Wall Street in Oxford. The participant will sign the garden guidelines form and will go with Carl to the garden location, and will be assigned a plot and number, and will pay the $10.00 fee to Mr. Travis. A total of 20 plots are available and are offered on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to another great gardening season.

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