Gang Green: The City Council's Looking to Spread the Seed of the Community Garden
Because, thus far, most of the local community gardens have planted roots without any "municipal coordination" (didn't know there was such a thing). To which the city says: More, please. Ten more, to be specific. As in: The city would like to find money enough to spread the seed planted by the Lake Highlands Community Garden, the first garden on city-owned property. So the council will more than likely request $300,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant money from the U.S. Department of Energy, while also seeking long-term funding "for continued operations and expansion" and assisting gardens not drinking from the city's tap. And the council wants to get going pronto, with five sites prepped and ready for planting by October of this year, with five more to follow by next spring.