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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Toledo City Council has approved the spending of $20,000 from the water distribution infrastructure development fund - a total of 2 percent - to encourage more people to get involved in community garden projects.
There are more than 160 registered community gardens in Toledo.
Alison Wood-Osmun, Toledo Grows Community Garden coordinator, says many times a major hurdle for a garden growing is access to water.
"Many times the gardens go in on abandoned lots, which is what we like to see for urban renewal, but because those lots have been abandoned or closed down, there isn't any water source at all," said Wood-Osmun.
The new pilot program will allow up to 10 projects available to receive a water tap without having to get a meter.
"These funds would provide the tap, the curb stop, the meter pit and the flush-mount hydrant. We've eliminated the need for deposits and for daily rental fees for meters, but we still must charge for water," said Janet Schroeder, an administrator with Toledo Department of Public Utilities.
Over the past year, Toledo Grows has been working to upgrade a community garden at Glenwood and Monroe. Wood-Osmun hopes the new program will encourage more people to form additional community gardens.
"You tend to see cross-generational, the young and old, children and middle-aged all come together, pool their knowledge, and work together on a project," said Wood-Osmun.