The Times West Virginian

February 28, 2013

Organizers propose organic community garden

Fresh produce would be given to local food pantries and shelters

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — When it comes to produce, you can’t compete with fresh.

A sun-ripened tomato just off the vine, green beans that haven’t been snapped yet, a fresh head of broccoli — it sells itself even before you get into the health aspects.

And giving the community a chance to experience fresh food without the need for a large yard or pest control is something organizers of the proposed Fairmont Organic Community Garden are hoping will soon become a reality.

A meeting Wednesday night at the J. Harper Meredith building provided community members an opportunity to look at plans and gauge support.

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