UA has a green thumb

Published: Oct. 26, 2011 at 11:53 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:08 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The University of Arizona is planting the seed of gardening in the minds of students and Tucson residents.

A new garden is set to open on the UA campus for the community to grow fresh produce.

The plot of land next to the Highland Avenue Parking Garage will be one of two community gardens.

The Garden in the Desert student group wants the Tucson community to get involved in growing their own fruits, vegetables and herbs.

The goal is to teach people about gardening and local food production.

This new garden space covers an area of about 1,600 square feet and will have 40 beds.

Some of the benefits of growing your own fruits and vegetables include lowering family food cost, exercise and economic development.

The garden is set to open by the end of the month.

The community will be able to reserve space.

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