A once-withering urban garden on Easton’s South Side grew hundreds of pounds of free produce for city residents last year.
The city hopes to build on its success by pursuing a $75,000 federal grant and then matching it with city funds to expand and improve the garden at the Easton Area Neighborhood Center.
The West Ward Neighborhood Partnershiptook over the troubled garden in 2012 and last year, volunteers helped harvest more than 1,400 pounds of vegetables that were donated to Easton residents.
Initial plans call for expanding the farmable land, installing new garden-themed playground equipment, improving the watering system and erecting a fence.
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