---- — Community gardens event Thursday
OTTUMWA — Volunteers will be on hand to give tours of the new community gardens at the industrial park from 4-6 p.m. Thursday.
Those interested in getting involved can visit the garden, meet some of the plot sponsors, create a container garden for your home and learn some basic gardening techniques. Bring a milk jug, juice carton or waterproof container. The United Way of Wapello County will provide seeds and topsoil for planting.
Families are welcome. The community gardens are located at 2935 Oak Meadow Drive. Street parking is available. Proceeds from the garden will go to local organizations that provide meals to the community, pantries and the food bank.