SALT LAKE COUNTY (ABC 4 News) - Millcreek residents turned out this afternoon to turn over soil, and stake out land, in their first community garden.
The Creekside Garden is in Ben Franklin park at 3475 S. 800 E. It is part of a partnership between residents, Wasatch Community Gardens, and Salt Lake County. This the third garden located in a County park. Mayor Peter Corroon says he hopes it grows more than vegetables. "It is really for anybody who wants to get their hands dirty. We want them out here digging, and planting, and growing, and planting with others and really growing a community as well as a garden.”
The new community garden is part of the County's Urban Farming Initiative. Mayor Corroon says the Millcreek community was selected for a garden because they have shown enough interest that Salt Lake County officials are convinced a garden will thrive in the park for years to come.
To find out more about community gardens in Salt Lake County visit:http://www.urbanfarming.slco.org/