Atlantic City breaks ground on first community garden

    For a city that hasn’t had a supermarket since 2006, this is a big deal.

    Work began today on the first of Atlantic City’s six community gardens. When a dilapidated playground in the 2nd Ward is flattened by the end of today, the real work can begin on the nearly three-dozen plots to be made available to residents.

     

    The Press of Atlantic City reports this first garden will be about 4,500 square feet, and will include 30 to 36 4-foot-by-6-foot plots, which residents can rent for $15 a year each.

    Hope Community Garden will be the 2nd Ward’s answer to the citywide project, and is being built by AtlantiCare, the Atlantic City Housing Authority and Urban Redevelopment Agency and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County.

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