Marquette Breakfast Rotary uses community garden to promote sustainability to youth groups

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MARQUETTE – Marquette Breakfast Rotary along with the Club’s sponsored Interact and Rotaract youth clubs will be doing annual maintenance and upgrades to the Club’s sponsored Community Garden in Chocolay Township on October 15, 2017 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

The Community Garden was designed in 2012 through a partnership with Rotary District 6220,
Boy Scout Troop 370, Harvey Baptist Church and Chocolay Township. The Community Garden
is located behind the Baptist Church in Harvey.

The garden is open to anyone in Marquette County. The cost of a garden bed ranges from $15 to $25. The Community garden models organic gardening practices such as no artificial pesticides or herbicides. In addition, one of the beds in the garden is maintained to grow produce for local food pantries.

Marquette Breakfast Rotary provides support and guidance to two youth clubs. The Interact club is at the high school level and the Rotaract club is at the college level. Both groups are designed to introduce young people to the principles of Rotary and encourage participation in their communities.

“Marquette Breakfast Rotary has always had a youth focus and for us to be able to engage youth at both the high school and college level and introduce them to the guiding principles of Rotary; that is just fantastic,” said Katie Koch, president of Marquette Breakfast Rotary. “We’re proud to be a part of a sustainable project that directly impacts the residents of Marquette County and benefits those in need.”

The scheduled work day will begin at 1:00pm on October 15, 2017. 

Directions: From US 41, turn right at the stop light onto Silver Creek Road in Harvey.
Approximately 1 block down the road, turn left just past the Baptist Church which is on the
left. The garden is located just behind the church. 


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