- Associated Press - Sunday, December 4, 2016

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Fort Dodge residents who want to grow their own vegetables but don’t have a yard will have another option next year.

The Messenger reports (https://bit.ly/2gSBL7W ) that a second community garden will be established next spring at the Hydro-Electric Park with the help of a $10,000 grant from The Wellmark Foundation.

Senior city planner Carissa Harvey says the city already has a community garden on South Seventh Street, but it’s full for most of the growing season.

Harvey says establishing the second garden will fulfill a recommendation of the revitalization plan for the Northwest River District.

The City Council voted unanimously last week to accept the grant from The Wellmark Foundation.

Harvey says in-kind donations and fundraising will cover the rest of the estimated $16,000 cost of the garden.

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Information from: The Messenger, https://www.messengernews.net

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