Community garden wins excellence award

From The Tundra Drums, Monday, December 28, 2009:

The City of Bethel received a 2009 Community Award of Excellence in the Public Involvement category from the Alaska Municipal League for the city’s development of the Bethel Community Garden in Bethel, according to a written statement from John Sargent, the city’s grant development manager.

Announcement of the award was made at the 14th annual Community Awards Banquet held at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage on Nov. 19. The banquet is held annually as part of the Alaska Municipal League Government Conference.

The Bethel Community Garden was established on top of a 200-load sand pad in Pinky’s Park at the end of Osage Street. The garden measures 125 feet by 125 feet. There is a six-foot high fence around the garden and a large gate. There are 48 rows three feet wide and between 60 and 80 feet long.

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