The Carrboro Board of Aldermen agreed to establish a community garden at Tuesday’s meeting.
Katie Allman spoke on the behalf of the Carrboro Parks Project, which has been working with town staff for the past six months to coordinate fundraising and construction of the garden.
“Its a great place to bring the neighborhood together,” Alderman Lydia Lavelle said.
The garden will be located at 400 Broad St. at Baldwin Park.
Rickie White of the Lloyd Street Neighborhood Association said there is a sense of distance between residents who have been there and younger families that have just moved to the area in the last 10 to 15 years.
“We would like to work with both groups and those in other neighborhoods in Carrboro and Chapel Hill,” White said.
Alderman Jacquelyn Gist said she was concerned because only newer residents spoke at the meeting, but the resolution passed unanimously.
The first fundraiser for the project will be held Thursday at Twig, an eco-friendly specialty shop at 99 S. Elliott Road in Chapel Hill.
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