Urban gardens take root: Six community plots started across city

From the Register-Mail:

The overgrown area behind the house in the 400 block of West South Street will be one of six community garden plots started this year by a group called Galesburg Neighborhood Gardeners.

Community gardens have previously been established near both Cooke School and Knox College. The planning models for those gardens will be used for the new ones.

Each plot has a coordinator from the respective neighborhood. Newly elected 4th Ward alderwoman Corine Andersen lives next door to the South Street garden and will be in charge of the plot.

“This is the first garden in this spot,” Andersen said during a brief break of clearing brush from the neglected site. “We feel it will be especially beneficial for people to work together on community pride.”