Battle Ground garden takes root

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Battle Ground — On May 2, local businesses, charitable and educational organizations and Battle Ground city officials gathered behind Battle Ground Cinema to break ground for the planned Battle Ground Community Gardens. The plan calls for 35 plots of varying sizes that will be available to the public and local groups; four of the smaller beds are designed for access for the disabled. An on-site storage shed, water availability, a pergola and nighttime lighting are also planned. Local master gardeners will lead seminars on raised-bed gardening, and there will be some limited scholarships available for those not able to afford the rental fee. Each gardener will be required to donate one row of vegetables to the North County Community Food Bank. To get involved, contact Liz Cerveny at executivedirector@nccfoodbank.org or Josh Hooper at joshchooper@yahoo.com.