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Community Garden Project

December 20, 2007

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A message from your local Community Garden Project…

“Dear friends,

We are working steadily on the Junkyard Community Garden in Springfield, on Main Street between 1st and 2nd Streets. You can see a few photographs on www.jaxgreen.org . Just a few weeks ago we harvested a few delicious pounds of redleaf lettuce from the first constructed beds. We work together on site each Saturday at noon, and welcome you to join us.

Although we are seeking to use primarily salvaged materials for the garden, there are some things we simply have to purchase brand new, such as (at the moment) nails, rebar, concrete and mortar. We’re in a rather urgent need for these particular things right now, as earlier this week a section of the front retaining wall fell apart, and we’re faced with the need to repair this section of the garden rather quickly so as to avoid injury or further damage.

We are writing to ask you for funds to help cover the cost of these materials. Our budget is quite small, so even the smallest donations help a great deal. Donating between $5 and $50 right now would make a huge difference.

We have added a paypal donation button to our website, www.jaxgreen.org, for your convenience. It’s just like buying something on Ebay, with a fraction of the anxiety (and no shipping charges!). It’s instant grassroots gratification.

Alternatively, if you know of a source for donations of or good prices on the materials themselves, please get in touch. We can give you the specifics.

The garden is coming along beautifully, but we could really use a little bit of help.

Thank you very much for your support.

Happy Holidays!

-Jennifer McCharen”

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