- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Traverse City residents looking for some space to grow food may rent a garden plot in four city parks.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1GvhJ4e ) city commissioners have approved a policy to allow a limited number of raised organic garden beds in Clancy, F&M; and Triangle parks as well as at the Grand Traverse Commons park.

The city would rent plots of 50, 100, or 200 square feet at a cost from $12.50 to $50 a season.

Under the plans, gardeners would build raised garden beds that would become city property. Meanwhile, city officials have warned would-be gardeners not to expect city assistance if someone wrongly takes their vegetables.

Parks director Lauren Vaughn says: “That’s the risk you take if you are going to be in a public park.”

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Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, https://www.record-eagle.com

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