The city of Monroe is exploring the idea of building a community garden. The Community Development Committee is collecting information and searching for plots of land from 10-feet by 10-feet to 30-feet by 30-feet. The garden would start with 10 plots and then be evaluated to determine if changes are needed.
“Right now, we are still in the information gathering stage and truly want to determine if this is something residents would choose to take advantage of,” Communications and Tourism Officer Pete Hovanec said.
Residents would have to commit to a plot and would be responsible for the growing and maintaining of the crops in their plot. The city would provide the land, water and initial cultivation of the property. The committee will monitor public interest before deciding on a recommendation to the Monroe City Council. For more information, call Hovanec at 704-282-4542.