Morgan Hill Community Garden Expansion and Relocation

$248,012

open space authority funds contributed to project

2016

project awarded

The Authority contributed funds toward the City of Morgan Hill's expansion and relocation of the Morgan Hill Community Garden to a new site. The Garden has outgrown its current temporary location and the site is programmed for redevelopment in the near future. This new permanent location will enable the Garden group to expand its services and make permanent improvements to the site that will serve the community for decades to come. In addition to doubling the number of garden plots, the new location will include a restroom, new native habitat, and enhanced accessibility for members with limited mobility.
Award Date:
November 10, 2016
Program:
Measure Q Urban Open Space Program
Location:
15600 Railroad Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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