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March 9, 2007

Community Invited to Adopt-a-Garden at Camp Hollis

Camp Hollis and Oswego County AmeriCorps are seeking help from interested community members, families and organized groups to enhance the beauty of the campground. In past years several gardens have been created with the design and planting done by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener Vicki Mather.

For the 2007 camp season, Camp Hollis is starting an adopt-a-garden program. Individuals, families, churches, schools, and other community groups are invited to adopt a garden during the camp season, from May through September.

“No previous gardening experience is needed, and all are encouraged to help beautify Camp Hollis,” said Gina Holsopple, AmeriCorps member and project coordinator. “Most of the current gardens include a variety of flowers, some sprouting with vegetables and others in potted areas. Adopt-a-garden is a great way to rejuvenate a part of the community and generate excitement for the spring and summer seasons.”

Those who adopt a garden will agree to spend a small amount of time each week weeding, watering and caring for the plants.

“No previous gardening experience is needed, so all are encouraged to help beautify Camp Hollis,” said Holsopple. Individuals, families, and groups who are interested in adopting a garden should contact Holsopple at 591-0711.

Camp Hollis is owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau as a residential camp during the summer months for children who live in Oswego County. Located at 40 Health Camp Road, off Lakeshore Road in the town of Oswego, the facility is available April through October for use by families, clubs, school groups and other organizations.

For more information, call the Youth Bureau at 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3451, or by .

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