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Hagerstown Considers Building Community Garden

City officials say the garden is intended to provide food for the area, make use of vacant or underutilized land, as well as provide a meeting place for residents of Hagerstown to work together for a greater cause.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The City of Hagerstown is exploring options for a community garden, and is currently conducting a survey to get feedback from the public on their interest in the project and to create a successful model for the garden. 

City officials say the garden is intended to provide food for the area, make use of vacant or underutilized land, as well as provide a meeting place for residents of Hagerstown to work together for a greater cause. 

Several locations in the area are being considered for this garden, including South Potomac Street near Bester Elementary, Mills Parks on Northern Avenue, and City Park near the Johnathan Hager House. 

"It brings folks together. It's healthy. You're growing food, growing your own, maybe even sharing it, so it contributes to the sustainability of the community. It gives people another healthy food choice," said Mayor David Gysberts, Hagerstown. 

If you are interested in helping with the project, you can find the community garden survey in with your next utility bill, or for more information you can contact Hagerstown's Department of Parks and Engineering. 
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