HUNTERSVILLE – Historic Latta Plantation is offering garden plots for those who want to grow vegetables, herbs or flowers but lack the ideal environment or just want to garden in a community space.
Intended for personal use, the plots measure 4-by-8 feet, and rent for $25 annually.
Located behind the plantation house, the community garden is completely fenced-in and will be accessible from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. On Sundays, the garden will be open 1-5 p.m.
This is the first time the plantation has opened the historic kitchen garden for public use. "We see this program as another way to make our site more accessible and relevant,” Education Director Molly Vaughan said. “We hope to grow community with this garden."
Gardeners need not be experienced, but will be asked to follow organic practices for fertilizing, and for weed and insect control. Water and watering hoses are included in the rental fee, but participants need to supply their own seeds, plants, tools and other supplies.
For information or to reserve a plot, call 704-875-2312, ext. 303.
Thomas tapped as chamber chair
MOUNT HOLLY – Shannon Thomas of Creative Solutions Special Events was elected chair of the Montcross Area Chamber Board of Directors at its 59th annual Celebration and Membership Meeting Feb. 5 at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex.
A sellout crowd of more than 260 chamber members and guests attended the reception, silent auction, dinner and program. CaroMont Health was the presenting sponsor.
Also elected to serve on the Executive Committee were Chair-elect Heath Jenkins of the Town of Stanley, Secretary Melia Lyerly of the Lyerly Agency, Treasurer Paul Lowrance of McKenney Business Management and past-chair Carey Roberts of Carey Roberts Design.
New members elected to the Board of Directors were Natasha Gilbert of Chick-fil-A of Belmont, Jonathan Yandle of BB&T-Mount Holly and Katy Windell of McLean Funeral Directors.