(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced eight new parcels of city-owned and managed land for the development of community gardens at the site of the Cannon Greens Community Garden, Thursday, October 17, 2013.
Salt Lake City expanding community garden acreage
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Oct 17 2013 01:55 pm • Last Updated Oct 18 2013 05:17 pm
Salt Lake City is dedicating eight new parcels of land to expand the current two-garden Green City Growers program to 10 plots, Mayor Ralph Becker announced Thursday.
The program is operated in conjunction with Wasatch Community Gardens.
Residents are encouraged to review the available parcels on SLCgreen.com and, if interested, complete an application for the organization and creation of a community garden.
Applications are due by Dec. 1.
The announcement coincides with local celebrations for Food Day, a nationwide movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
"Salt Lake City recognizes the important role community vegetable gardens play in supporting our local food system," Becker said.
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