Sunday, April 12, 2009

Despite popularity elsewhere, residents reject community gardens - Gazette

South Silver Spring site removed from county plans; neighbors say they weren't involved in process

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer | Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Montgomery County's first public community gardens will come to Takoma Park and Sandy Spring next month but a proposed site for south Silver Spring was removed from plans due to complaints from residents who said the county did not involve them in the planning process.

On May 15, the county's Parks Department will open a community garden at Sligo Mill Park, which is also known as Sligo Overlook Park, on Orchard Drive in Takoma Park and another off Layhill Road in Sandy Spring, near the Red Door Country Store. A community garden is a plot of public land where local residents can purchase space to garden.

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