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UNFI volunteers help prep North Tahoe demo garden for winter

Roughly 30 volunteers from UNFI (United Natural Foods, Inc.) helped prepare the garden on Oct. 3.

Roughly 30 volunteers from UNFI (United Natural Foods, Inc.) helped prepare the garden on Oct. 3.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden had a boost of volunteer help on Oct. 3, as nearly 30 volunteers from UNFI (United Natural Foods, Inc.) helped prepare the garden, located at Sierra Nevada College, for the coming winter.

“We were thrilled when Brittany Oliveira, National Events Planner for UNFI, informed us that they were holding their conference at the Hyatt and wanted to help in our garden as part of their community service requirement,” explains Margaret Solomon, President of the NLT Demonstration Garden. “It was an arduous afternoon, but everyone pitched in with enthusiasm and fervor! The UNFI team built new raised vegetable beds, new pathways and refurbished current demonstration areas, so be sure to come by in the Spring to see the fruits of their labor!”

UNFI is the largest national distributor of organic, natural and specialty products. Committed to sustainability and philanthropy, UNFI gives back to the communities in which it serves.

“Our volunteer efforts focus on supporting organic agriculture, conservation and feeding America,” explains Kim Savant, Account Manager, UNFI Austin/San Antonio, West Texas. “We chose the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden as an event that aligns with our mission, and were happy to be of help. It was a fun event for our volunteers!”

The NLT Demonstration Garden is a natural, sustainable landscape that provides visual and educational opportunities for our community to learn about planting and Best Management Practices (BMPs) that minimize impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity. It is maintained entirely by volunteers.

For further information, contact Solomon at marg@775.net or 775-831-8437.