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    Moab Community Gardens will hold its first in-person workday of the year from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, at the East Bench Community Garden.

    Moab Community Gardens vegetables garden
    Moab Community Gardens’ Center Street garden is large enough to grow vegetables for the food bank. Volunteers are needed to fill a number of needs. Courtesy photo

    “We’ll work on projects such as weeding, irrigation wrangling, painting, and path building,” said Becky Mann. “A few social distancing precautions: Please bring a face-covering mask and garden gloves if you have them, and please note that any children that attend must be able to respect social distancing practices. Although we love potlucks, it will be a BYO food and drink event this time.  

    “We will have a hand-washing station, rubbing alcohol to sterilize community tools with, and gloves available for everyone who needs them. And, if we happen to have a big crowd at the workday, we will split the crew and send some folks to our other gardens on Center Street or Our Village to do work there. Hope you can come join us for music, garden chat, and hanging out amid the veggies,” said Mann.

    Moab Community Garden seeks volunteers at its big Food Bank Garden on Center Street. Corn, squash and beans are being grown, along with other vegetables, and the group needs help with watering and weeding. Those interested can email mocomgardens@gmail.com or lkantola@gmail.com.

    The organization is also looking for help from garden stewards, special project leaders, building raised beds and website builders, said Mann in an email.

    How to get there: The East Bench Community Garden is at 2927 East Bench Road in Spanish Valley. When you’re on East Bench Road and heading south towards the garden, take the first/northern-most dirt driveway after the Coyote Rim condos (there are two dirt drives right next to each other near some mailboxes — take the first one). Once on that drive, turn into the first little pull-out on the left, just past the field and park under the mulberry tree. 

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