Scottsdale DC Ranch’s garden idea nearly ready for fruition

The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com
August 15, 2012
By Philip Haldiman

DC Ranch’s community garden has been three years in the making, and officials say the long-awaited project could be ready for the fall planting season.

Suzanne Walden-Wells, executive director of the DC Ranch Community Council, said the nearly 1-acre plot on the southwestern corner of Copper Ridge School campus, 10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, will consist of about 30 beds for residents to cultivate their crops as well as an educational bed for students.

Walden-Wells said the idea came as the community-garden movement was progressing full steam ahead about three years ago.

“I had been doing research and observing the movement, and found out there was a lot of interest in the idea,” she said. “Residents wanted a vegetable garden.”

The non-profit DC Ranch Community Council is funded predominately by residential and commercial assessments and fees associated with activities.

Walden-Wells said the ongoing care and upkeep of the garden will be offset specifically by plot fees, sponsorships and donations.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2012/08/10/20120810scottsdale-dc-ranch-garden.html#ixzz23qDtVSYP

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