Salisbury’s seven community gardens win recognition

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Salisbury’s seven community gardens were highlighted Friday when Reclaiming Vacant Properties, a national organization, hosted #LoveThatLot: Public displays of affection for revitalized lots.

Reclaiming Vacant Properties hosts conferences where leaders nationwide explore  “innovative solutions for tackling vacant, abandoned, and problem properties.”

The social media event highlights transitioned vacant lots in the country, according to Martin Hutchison, pastor of Community of Joy Church, who also started and runs Camden Community Garden.

City officials visited each Salisbury garden, where a photograph was taken of garden founders next to a huge heart.

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Local gardens are Camden, where the tour began, and also at Salisbury University, Halo, MAC, St. Albans, Habitat and the newest one, Boundless Playground.


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