Harvest Bowls Fest popular, raises $7K for organizations

Volunteers served up fresh-baked bread along with three homemade soups made from locally harvested vegetables and meat at Thursday’s Harvest Bowls Festival in Rangely. The event raised more than $7,500 for four local organizations and global relief organization Help One Now.

RANGELY I Rangely’s first Harvest Bowls Festival drew approximately 200 people to Rangely Community Gardens on Thursday, netting more than $7,000 for four local non-profit groups and one global relief organization.

Community Gardens…

Though it may not look like much is going on above ground, the Rangely Community Gardens areas and family plots have been planted and are beginning to show signs of growth.

Community gardens…

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Brecken McElhaney, left, smiles with his mom, Christy, and brother Brody during the Rangely Community Gardens’ third annual fundraiser barbecue in front of Rangely True Value on Saturday, netting roughly $400 that will be used to extend the gardens’ water line.

Community enjoys fruits (and vegetables) of labor

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RANGELY I After months of cultivating plants, Rangely Community Gardens volunteers are sharing the bounty at the Gardens’ biweekly farmer’s market.

Community is key to success

RANGELY I As gardeners nurse seedlings in anticipation of the Rangely Community Gardens’ second planting season, community support for the project is growing, too.

Rangely Community Gardens

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The Rangely Community Gardens (RCG) held an open house last Saturday to honor the founders of the project, started in 2009 and recognize the many contributors who donated to the project.

Rangely Community Gardens

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The Rangely Community Gardens held its first farmers’ market last Tuesday featuring fresh cucumbers, radishes and squash available for “pick and pay.”

Community Gardens meets April 29

Rangely Community Gardens’ next meeting is April 29, 6:30 p.m. at the garden property.