Monday, October 12, 2015
At least 50 volunteers showed up Monday to plant the region’s first “Food Forest.” Mark Powell, director of the Roanoke Community Garden Association (RCGA) was pleased with the turnout.
It was a joint effort between RCGA and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys said Sarah Stephens, the Goodwill Volunteer Manager. The planting began at 8:30 a.m. with help from Forest Park Academy Key Club students. The students did some heavy lifting and their efforts put them well ahead of schedule said Powell.
Powell said he was, “very excited” as he saw it all coming together by mid afternoon. The 30 fruit trees came from Edible Landscaping in Afton Virginia he said.