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Photo submitted New officers for this season's Cedaredge Community Gardens Association are, from the left, treasurer Dea Jacobson, vice president Mary John, secretary Sharon Grotrian and president Barbara Breitnauer.

Cedaredge Community Gardens held its 2016 annual meeting Saturday, Feb. 6. This is the eighth season for the garden and plots are available for folks in the 81413 zip code area at $25 for a 10' x 20' plot or $15 for a raised containers garden.

The garden enjoyed a successful season in 2015 which included donating over 200 pounds of produce to the food bank.

Water lines were put in place in the new area and await the town's new water line connecting to the municipal water supply for the new area. In the existing area, the water line was upgraded and is now buried deeply enough to allow year-round water use. The center path was upgraded as well.

These two projects were completed with grant funds from the USDA Rural Development combined with GOCO grant monies.

The garden elected member Barbara Breitnauer as its new president. Former president Mary John will hold the post of vice president. Sharon Grotrian and Dea Jacobson will continue as secretary and treasurer, respectively.

The garden will begin this Friday (Feb. 19) to hold "Coffee Talks" at the Coffee Barn every other Friday at 9 a.m.

The Cedaredge Community Gardens is a registered 501 (C)(3) nonprofit and accepts contributions to further its goals of providing gardening opportunities throughout the Cedaredge area and providing fresh produce to the food bank.

Contributions are appreciated and can be sent to P.O. Box 831, Cedaredge, CO 81413. Call Sharon Grotrian for information on joining at 970-250-6758. And check us out on Facebook or on the web at www.highcountrycommunitygardens.com.

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