Urban garden takes root in West Palm Beach

By Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post, June 6, 2014

“Finally, and behind schedule, what had been a forsaken vacant lot is starting to take shape as Urban Growers Community Farm, the city’s first urban garden.

Urban Garden

Photo by Lannis Waters, Urban garden takes root in West Palm Beach

Urban Garden beds

Photo by Lannis Waters, Urban garden takes root in West Palm Beach

“A 6-foot tall, 600-foot long black aluminum fence is going up around the farm at 1400 Henrietta Ave.

“The fence originally had encircled the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation Center; after the center moved in 2013 from 45th Street to Blue Heron Boulevard, the Palm Beach County Facilities Development and Operations Department donated the fence to the farm.

“And on May 27, a truck brought 13 cubic feet of soil and 240 cinder blocks, donated by the Urban League of Palm Beach County.

“The materials will go into six raised beds. When completed, each bed will be used by residents of the Coleman Park, Historic Northwest and Pleasant City neighborhoods who wish to grow their own fresh produce.”

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