Come out and be a part of the Hershey Community Garden!
Have you ever wanted to make a little garden, but didn't have the resources or space? Well, look no further! The Hershey Community Garden is the answer you have been looking for. The 1-acre plot of land will contain 101 plots that are available to members of the Hershey area.
There will be a tool shed full of materials needed to maintain a garden. Slated to open in the spring of 2014, the garden is being created to allow community members to help each other and develop a sense of pride and integrity for a common cause.
There is no cost for the plots (that are available in 4 sizes) for your gardening needs. A small optional donation will be accepted if the plot owners so desire. Fruits or vegetables produced in the plot can be used for personal use or donated to local causes.
Community gardens are not a new concept. During WWII, they were dubbed "victory gardens" to help in the war effort. San Francisco was a city that took full advantage of the garden craze and is still seen as a leading city in terms of urban agriculture. In fact, community gardens are on the rise with a 19% increase in community gardens since 2009.
The town of Hershey wants YOU--to start gardening! Stay tuned for more information about receiving an application to get your very own plot in the community garden.
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