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Where human needs and government intersect. The Division of Community Services promotes ongoing economic security and independence for the people of Shelby County. We do this by promoting, coordinating and delivering services that address the underlying conditions for well-being and justice. We strive to be a highly organized team and partner, dedicated to promoting a strong community where all people are able to reach their full potential.

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Feb 28

Community Gardens Come Back

Posted on February 28, 2020 at 12:08 PM by Janet Lo

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Community Gardens Come Back
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has announced the reestablishment of the Community Gardens program. Shelby County residents will have an opportunity to garden vegetables, fruits, or flowers for free on a 100’ x 25’ plot. The Community Garden is located at 6265 Gardener Road and has approximately 400 plots. Shelby County Public Works has launched a new website with an interactive map to assist those navigate the plots.

The gardens are anticipated to open in April 2020.

“These community garden plots are a great opportunity for residents to grow their own food, nurture healthy lifestyles, and benefit from enjoying our county’s greenspaces. Shelby County wants to have an active role in promoting a culture of healthy living and staying active. I hope residents with a green thumb, or those hoping to get a green thumb, will take advantage of this program.” -- Mayor Lee Harris