More help needed maintaining Unity Garden in Eureka

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EUREKA- More help is needed maintaining a two acre community garden in Eureka.

The Unity Garden was constructed in the summer of 2010 with the help of volunteers, grants and donations.  It used to be operated by the unity church, but is now city-owned property.  Organizers say more volunteers are needed to help maintain the garden.  Members get to collect some of the harvest from the garden.  With more than 10 planter beds, some of the harvest also goes to Food For People.  Organizers say becoming a member is rewarding in more ways than one.

"I think it really demonstrates community pride in the neighborhood there.  It demonstrates that hard work and the fruits of your labor could be realized and what you can get from gardening,” said the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Eureka, Miles Slattery.

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can meet Councilmember Linda Atkins and other garden members at the Unity Garden this Saturday at 11 a.m.  The Unity Garden is located at the intersection of 15th Street and California Street.  If you cannot attend the meeting but are interested in becoming a member of the garden, you can call Councilmember Atkins’ office phone at (707) 441-4168.