Yolo County dedicated a new community garden in Woodland on Monday, featuring a plot for children as well as a demonstration garden and an orchard.
Located next to the Herbert Bauer Health and Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Building on Cottonwood Street, the garden “will be a special place in our community where children and adults can come to learn about gardening and enjoy its bounty,” said Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor of Davis.
Longtime Davis resident Herbert Bauer was Yolo County’s first public health officer; he died in May at the age of 103. His wife Hanna preceded him in death in 2002.
Health Department staff members contributed time to prepare the garden space. Sponsors of the project include General Mills, Network for a Healthy California, Yolo County WIC, First 5 Yolo, Yolo County 4-H, Yolo County Agriculture Department, YoloArts, Davis Ace Hardware, CA 4 Health, TSL Seed Company, Farm Fresh To You, Yolo County Probation Youth Justice Initiative, Shelter Works Ltd. and Davis Sunrise Rotary.
Other sponsors were Richard and Shipley Walters; Elizabeth Banks; Stewart and Ann Teal; William Maynard; John, Shannan and Travis Young; Jill Cook; Connie Caldwell; Mark Harlan; Leslie Lindbo;, Araceli Chavira; and Antonio Aranda.