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Published May 16, 2010, 09:03 PM

Residents Push for Community Garden

Monday the city council will talk about plans for community gardens.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

Monday the city council will talk about plans for community gardens.

It could be the chance for you to put your green thumb to the test. Area business Amazing Grains wants to sponsor the project.

If passed, two lots near South Fourth Street in downtown Grand Forks would be open to the public. Garden plots for the summer would be $40, and be maintained by community members and the people at Amazing Grains. The project has met some opposition. But supporter David Whitcomb his hopeful things will move forward.

" This came forth with a recommendation from the committee to pass it but because someone objected they thought they'd give people another chance to speak on it. So we're hoping to have full approval tomorrow."

Those opposed to the project say the gardens would be unsightly and might attract homeless people to the area.

The city council will talk about the gardens tomorrow. If approved, the gardens would be ready by the end of the month.

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