Kingman's community garden formally dedicated

Cindy Toepfer (left), a master gardener, points out various plants to Amy Register, who was planning on leasing a plot in the garden. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

Cindy Toepfer (left), a master gardener, points out various plants to Amy Register, who was planning on leasing a plot in the garden. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

KINGMAN - DIG It Kingman Community Gardens held a grand opening Saturday morning complete with a ribbon cutting, garden and children's playhouse tours, and free crafts for kids and food and drinks for everyone.

Mohave County and city officials were present at the ceremonies. City Councilwoman Jen Miles introduced various speakers, including Mike Roundy and Denise Neath, both of whom were instrumental in making the garden become a reality.

They had help from many people. This included the steering committee comprised of Roundy, Neath and Miles as well as Master Gardeners Ron Tanner, Sue West and Cindy Edwards in addition to Travin Pennington, Tom Carter and Jim Winso.

Many people and businesses donated to the garden, including Heather Ann Day, Kingman Regional Medical Center, Peterson and Berge Enterprises, Travin and Julie Pennington, SA and MA Roundy, William and Marjorie Bailey, Praise Chapel's Harry Hills and Alex Wilson, and several anonymous donors.

Praise Chapel donated the land and more plots are available for anyone who would like to garden.

The one-acre garden is located near Praise Chapel and Cecil Davis Park on the corner of Lillie Avenue and Harrison Street.

Call Neath at (928) 263-1164 for more information or to donate.