(Black Press file photo).

Free gardening starter kits from City of Red Deer are already snapped up

There’s a wait list in case more become available

The City of Red Deer’s free 250 garden kits have already been claimed.

Red Deerians were invited to “get growing” with a free garden starter kit. “We know people are anxious to find ways to enjoy the outdoors during these times,” said Karen Mann, the city’s emergency operations centre director.

Each kit contained a small planter, potting soil and three seed packs, as well as instructions for getting started and access to tutorials and videos from local experts.

By Wednesday, the available kits were all given away on a first-come, first-serve basis through online registration. The city’s website now states that a waiting list has been started in case more kits become available.

Participants were invited to share their gardening experiences on social media using #HomeGrownRedDeer.

For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/homegrown.

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