People can take a tour of the county’s community gardens next month with the Mecklenburg County Fruit & Vegetable Coalition.
The second annual Can You Dig It event will tour five gardens on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free to attend, though donations of garden supplies – like gloves, shovels and seeds – are requested for gardens highlighted on the tour.
People will learn basic gardening skills such as soil preparation and composting, how to start a community garden and hear stories from gardeners about their success. Gardens highlighted in the tour include Atherton Mill Farmers’ Market, 2104 South Blvd.; Wilmore Gardens, 1808 S. Mint St.; Country Club Heights, Dunlavin Way off of Eastway Drive; Central United Methodist Church, 6030 Albemarle Road; Winterfield Gardens, 3100 Winterfield Place.
Find more information at at the coalition’s website, http://mcfvc.charmeck.org.