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City of Silver Grove celebrates the opening of community garden with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Josh Tunning realized that with the nearest grocery store more than four miles away, there was a lack of immediate access to fresh produce in Silver Grove. This prompted discussion about the creation of a community garden in the city.

The project was originally presented last winter as part of a capstone project for Tunning, a Northern Kentucky University graduate student.

Utilizing a vacant lot owned by the City of Silver Grove plans were developed to turn the space into a community garden for the city’s residents.

Working with the Campbell County Extension Service plans were developed for the garden, that was funded in part through a grants from the Campbell County Soil Conservation District, the Campbell County Extension and private donations.

In a few short months, an idea has turned into a community project. With the garden complete, the City of Silver Grove is holding a ribbon cutting at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Community Garden located at 5055 Four Mile Road in Silver Grove.

For more information on the City of Silver Grove’s Community Garden Project contact Robert Yoder, Community & Economic Development Director, at 859-912-2512 or via email at rjyoder@grmail.com.

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