Help from the Feds for Community Gardens?

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Via a tweet from @xrisfg (aka Flatbush Gardener), news of a new bill introduced last week in Congress called the Community Gardens Act of 2009. Proposed by Jay Inslee of Washington State, the bill's primary purpose is to "establish community gardens to enhance the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions." If passed, the bill would enable community members to apply for federal money to acquire property, construct a garden or pay for operations. Shovel-ready!

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