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Urban gardening in Aberdeen

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The Havre de Grace Green Team offers a total of 59 plots, and a few plots are still available this year. The group is exploring the possibility of expansion in 2016. Plots are scattered around the town of Havre de Grace on Market Street, Seneca Avenue and the “Old Reservoir” property near Havre de Grace Community Center. Plots are 10 feet by 10 feet and available for $35 per year.

East Aberdeen to be home to proposed ‘Harvest of Hope’ garden

by Bryna Zumer

Contact  Reporter The Record

 

Residents of Aberdeen’s eastern neighborhoods may not have to travel as far for fresh fruits and vegetables.

An AmeriCorps volunteer is spearheading a community garden project by the Boys & Girls Club on East Bel Air Avenue where local residents can cultivate their own garden plots, among other features.

Anne Otih, who has been with AmeriCorps for six months and is originally from northern Virginia, explained her vision for a “Harvest of Hope” garden to the city council at a recent council work session.

The garden would provide healthy, affordable food, as well as exposure to different foods, in an area considered a “food desert,” meaning it lacks access to fresh produce or other healthy food, she said.

The project would feature 40 garden beds by March of 2015 and, ultimately, up to 100 as the Boys & Girls Club gets grant funding, next to the parking lot behind the Boys & Girls Club.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.