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Community garden workshop Saturday

The Grant Park Community Garden project is holding a workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grant Elementary School (1300 E. Ninth Avenue). Everyone is welcome.
The workshop will feature a facilitated planning process, a presentation about garden programs and activities, as well as a conversation about garden management and governance.
If you have input on where the proposed community garden should be located in Grant Park, please come. Child care is available on-site and a light lunch is provided.
Questions should go to Brian Estes at (509) 521-0606 or via e-mail to:

Out of the cold…

The South Perry Farmers Market opened again today inside the gym just north of the Spokane Buddhist Temple at 923 S. Perry. It will be there every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. through December, after working out a special events permit with the city of Spokane. Brian Estes, market director, was quietly optimistic that this could turn into a permanent indoor location.
“This is a great location and a great old building.” said Estes. “We just hope people find us again - it happened kind of last minute, but here we are and we are open again.”

Farmers market moves indoors

There was a lot of new developments to celebrate at the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association’s meeting last night - one major development being the South Perry Farmers market moving indoors at the Emmanuel Life Center at the end of this month. The Farmers Market celebrates Harvest Festival tomorrow from 3 to 7 p.m. in its usual location at The Shop - the last outdoor market day is on Oct. 28.
Brian Estes, who runs the South Perry Farmers Market, said the market has outgrown The Shop’s parking lot by leaps and bounds.
“We are wrapping up our fifth season and it’s been our best season so far, so thank you for that,” Estes told the neighbors and business owners at the meeting, adding that in the three years he has been involved with the market vendor sales have increased by 400 percent.
“We finish at The Shop on the last Thursday of October and immediately on the first Thursday of November we will be in here right where you sit,” Estes said. Among many other plans for next year, the market would like to pursue is the construction of a community garden in Grant Park.
“I would love to see the neighborhood come up with a plan for what a community garden in Grant Park would look like,” said Estes.

Read the rest of the story in tomorrow’s South Voice section.

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