Webber Township seeks volunteers for community garden

Ernie Wogatzke explains the process that will be used for the community garden at Webber Township, a project which will be headed by Anthony Farr.

Ernie Wogatzke explains the process that will be used for the community garden at Webber Township, a project which will be headed by Anthony Farr.

Star photo/Shanna Avery

WEBBER TWP. — With the cost of food continually rising, more people are looking into raising their own produce. 

In Webber Township, work is being done to prepare a community garden on township property behind the Webber Township Hall. 

"Anthony Farr is putting together a community garden here and is looking for volunteers and participation," Webber Township Supervisor Ernie Wogatzke said. 

Farr is using organic material to create the gardens, such as burning wood to make charcoal, and also is recycling cardboard boxes for mulching, which helps keep out weeds, builds up soil and conserves water.

Wooden pallets are being used for a mulch pin, Wogatzke added. 

White flags mark the area in the field where the produce will be planted. 

"With the garden project, the community can get involved in raising and maintaining vegetables, and in the fall, we will have canning classes so people can learn how to preserve food for winter, which is important to know because of the cost of everything," Wogatzke said. 

For those interested in becoming involved in the garden project, join the Facebook group "Land Stewards and Community Gardeners of Webber."

Farr also will train people how to work and build their own garden, Wogatzke said.