Community garden off to a green start

by Chris Gullick

Cynthia Wright's vision is bearing fruit.

Fruit trees were planted - 50 of them - with the help of a traveling group of environmental advocates and students from Blue Oak Charter School, to initiate the new Chico Community Environmental Garden.

The two-acre garden sits on Silver Dollar Way, across the street from the looming Costco building and beside the California Water Co. office, in some ways an odd spot for a garden.

But Thursday the work started, the beginnings of a community resource to teach and benefit people who may not have access to healthy foods or a place to grow foods themselves.

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