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Sylvester organizations get approval to develop community garden

Eda Garcia, Southern Sky Center for Diverse Arts and Culture Eda Garcia, Southern Sky Center for Diverse Arts and Culture
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Two Sylvester organizations are coming together to create a community garden.

This week, the city council voted to donate land at Curtis T. Shipp Park to Articulate Trendsetting Minds and the Southern Sky Center for Diverse Arts and Culture to develop "The Village Community Garden."
It will include fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

"Particularly we want to get to the point where our young people understand that our food does not come from the grocery store and also it's an opportunity for a place for our elders,” said Eda Garcia, Southern Sky Center for Diverse Arts and Culture. “A lot of our elders are farmers they come from the land so we want that opportunity for our young people to be mentored by our artists."

Fort Valley State University is also helping with the project.

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