OXFORD – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, May 22, to officially open the new Oxford Community Garden located on the ball flats just south of the Wastewater Treatment Facility on State Route 12. The goal of the gardens are to offer the community space to grow some of their own food, get some physical activity and grow healthy together.
Standing before 20 perfectly tilled and weed free garden plots, representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County (CCE), Central New York Resource Conservation & Development Project, the Oxford Community Garden Start-Up Committee, and the community were in attendance. Stacie Edick held the ribbon as the honorable Village of Oxford Mayor Terry Stark made the ceremonious cut.
Stacie Edick is the Community Gardens Coordinator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County which secured a five-year grant from the Healthy Heart Program of the New York State Department of Health for the Chenango Community Gardens Project. “Growing Healthy Together” is the project’s tagline.