Create a new garden in your neighborhood – Open Houses

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 29, 2014
Contact: Kate Lohnes
801-535-7755

Salt Lake City and Wasatch Community Gardens to Host Community Gardening Open Houses

SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Division of Sustainability, in partnership with Wasatch Community Gardens, will host a community garden open houses on Thursday, October 2 from 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. –noon on the first floor of the Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State Street.

The public is invited to come and learn about parcels of City-owned and operated land now available for the development of community gardens. Information about the Green City Growers application process and available resources will also be provided.

Six designated parcels have been identified for community garden access. Residents are encouraged to review the available parcels on SLCgreen.com and, if interested, to complete an application for the organization and creation of a community garden.

Applications are due to Salt Lake City as of December 1, 2014.

Salt Lake City works directly with Wasatch Community Gardens and community members to develop gardens within City limits through the SLCgreen City Growers Program. Wasatch Community Gardens is a community-based nonprofit that has served the Salt Lake County community for over 25 years.

More information on the Green City Growers Program is available at www.SLCgreen.com.

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