Volunteers Pitch In To Help Community Garden

Friday, March 27, 2015

What could be more fun than green mustard on St. Patrick’s Day?

Kids in Payson’s Community Garden.

“We called it our ‘Go Green in the Garden’ since it was St. Patrick’s Day,” said Roger Kreimeyer, Community Garden administrator. “This was an opportunity for the kids to say thank you to the community for the food donations to them.”

About 14 children from the Payson Unified School District paired up with Allic Bales, the PADS Coordinator with PUSD, Kreimeyer, Pastor Rich Richey from the Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Carl Peterson from the Payson Methodist Church and 15 members from the Student Weekend Food Program Missions Team to remove all of the rocks around the security fence. The rocks needed to go before the Community Garden could install a rabbit-proof fence.

Then everyone chowed down on a barbecue of hamburgers and hotdogs — with that green mustard.

“Interacting with a great group of students was fun and inspiring for the adults,” said Community Garden member and event photographer Larry Kennedy.

Kreimeyer said the event was a great success.