York Supervisors Open Community Garden with Season’s First Planting

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Supervisors Don Wiggins (District 3) and Sheila Noll (District 2) making the first plantings of the year in the York County Community Garden. (Courtesy of York County)
Supervisors Don Wiggins (District 3) and Sheila Noll (District 2) making the first plantings of the year in the York County Community Garden. (Courtesy of York County)

The York County Community Garden’s inaugural season is underway.

Supervisors Sheila Noll and Don Wiggins made the first planting of the season earlier this month.

Dan Nortman, of the York County/Poquoson Cooperative Extension is overseeing the garden, which aims to bring the community together and provide a space for families to grow their own fresh produce, especially those without access to a garden.

The community garden, located adjacent to the baseball fields at the York County Sports Complex, has 48 plots, 47 of which are already reserved for the year.

Vegetable demonstrations and classes, many of which will be open to public, will be hosted in association with the garden, according to a news release.

For more information about the garden, call Virginia Cooperative Extension at 890-4940.

WYDaily spoke with Nortman about the garden in February. Click here for that story.

 

The Gallery at York Hall Now Open

Botanical artist Linda Miller at the Gallery at York Hall. (Courtesy York County)
Botanical artist Linda Miller at the Gallery at York Hall. (Courtesy York County)

In its 14th season, the Gallery at York Hall will show quilts, mixed media, wood carving and watercolors in this spring’s exhibits.

The Gallery, which opened the season April 1, will have a variety of themed exhibits that rotate every six to eight weeks through September.

More than 30 local artists will be featured in the exhibits this season, “increasing the awareness of high quality art in the community and showcasing historic Yorktown as an arts destination,” according to a news release.

The Celebrate Yorktown Committee operates the Gallery, and Sharon Owen, one of 30 volunteers, serves as the manager.

The Gallery, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, features a visitor information area and offers brochures and maps to the more than 18,000 visitors that come through annually. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Gallery at York Hall at 890-4490 or click here for a complete listing of planned 2015 exhibits.