Laurel city officials looking into establishing a community garden

Spring 2013 is goal for having garden

March 06, 2012

City officials are looking at the feasibility of establishing a community garden in Laurel, which could be available for planting in spring 2013.

The effort, spearheaded by council member Frederick Smalls and supported by Mayor Craig Moe, is in response to Laurel residents who asked that a community garden be established, according to city officials.

The Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Committee will review various requirements for a community garden, including where it could be located; the size of individual plots; and fees, rules and regulations for participants.

If a community garden is established, Laurel residents will be able to grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and possibly wood products or native or ornamental plants for non-commercial purposes.

Advisory committee meeting schedules are available from the Department of Parks and Recreation, 301-725-5300, ext. 2304. Updates will be posted on the city's website http://www.laurel.md.us.

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