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Cambridge Community Garden Looking to Expand on Saturday

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Cambridge Community Garden (Photo:WBOC) Cambridge Community Garden (Photo:WBOC)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.-  Last spring, Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church embarked on an experiment in their backyard, a community garden.

"It has been really successful.  A wonderful project here for the community.  It has been a blessing even to the individuals who come to our local food bank," said Reverend Emanuel Johnson.

There are 25 beds in all, and each one can be rented for $5 per year.

"If you don't have the $5, we just waive the fee," said Lynette Wongus, a volunteer at the garden.

That $5 fee goes towards the water bill.  The real advantage is that low income families can grow their own foods in their box for that low price.

"It's the youth that is going to continue this mission.  We need to start them out fresh, eating better and eating healthier," said Wongus.

The garden is expanding on Saturday, doubling in size to a total of 50 beds, and they need help.

"We need all the hard labor folks that we can get tomorrow.  Anyone that wants to come out and give us a hand.  We'll be moving boxes and filling boxes," said Rev. Johnson.

They want this to be a community effort, which they say is the point of this garden in the first place.

"The primary goal is to build community.  To bring individuals together that wouldn't normally meet in the city of Cambridge.  We have a large cross section of individuals who have participated in the garden, and we want to expand that cross section," said Rev. Johnson.

The planting day is set for May 7th, another opportunity to get out and help.  If you are interested in helping on Saturday, they will be behind Waugh Chapel on High Street in Cambridge from 8:30 am to 4pm rain or shine.

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