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Starting community gardens

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Attention frustrated apartment dwellers: Boise Parks & Recreation (BPR) recognizes community gardens are a valuable assest that contribute to community development and education, environmental awareness and positive social interaction. The ever-increasing population has brought in numerous requests for community gardens from Boiseans who do not have the opportunity to garden, so if you or your organization are interested in developing a community garden on city property, BPR is all ears. Check out BPR's community garden policy at www.cityofboise.org/parks or contact Jerry Pugh at jpugh@cityofboise.org. For additional information on how to develop a community garden, visit the American Community Gardening Association's Web site.