'Tour de Fresh' displays Ypsilanti's greener side

The Frog Island Garden shed holds tools and a 1,000-gallon reservoir for watering plants.

 

By bike or by bus, area residents toured around Ypsilanti on Tuesday night to check out local gardens in the community.

Approximately 30 people turned out to Growing Hope’s Tour de Fresh, which showcased ten community and personal gardens throughout Ypsilanti.

“It’s neat to have people come together and showcase what people are doing,” said Amanda Edmonds, director of Growing Hope.

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The Frog Island Community Garden, which is in its third growing season, originally launched with 13 personal plots. It has grown to contain 23 plots and features a natural meeting place in the middle and a shed.
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Growing Hope Director Amanda Edmonds said the organization has helped start 40 gardens over the past few years, targeting low-income families and assisting them in the gardening process.

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