Penn Valley Food Bank Garden launched for 2016 |

Penn Valley Food Bank Garden launched for 2016

The 2016 Penn Valley Food Bank Garden is under way and is seeking additional community volunteers.

Located on the future site of the Penn Valley Cultural Center, on Spenceville Road across from the Penn Valley Fire Station, two new beds have been rototilled.

Volunteers are in the process of installing water lines and an automated drip system.

All food harvested from the garden is donated to the Nevada County Food Bank for distribution through their many community programs.

The Penn Valley Community Center Board has donated use of the space for the garden and the Nevada County Master Gardeners have donated numerous tomato and other vegetable starts.

Penn Valley True Value Hardware has provided ongoing support of the garden project through donations of equipment rentals and supplies.

The project is seeking local gardeners to help on a regular basis.

Anyone interested in helping with the garden may find many opportunities to contribute, regardless of gardening experience.

Volunteers will probably only need to be available about twice a month, once the project is rolling.

For more information about ways to help, please contact Joyce Hammer (

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