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Community garden to come to Lawrenceville

Gwinnett County wants the community's input as they embark on a new community garden in Lawrenceville.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Tuesday night Harvest Gwinnett unveiled the renderings of the community garden that will sit in Rhodes Jordan Park.

"We are looking at this as an opportunity to engage volunteers," Lindsey Jorstad said.

The county selected Rhodes Jordan Park because most of its population is in a food desert. 

"We've looked at the USDA maps. We do understand that there is a food desert here in the Lawrenceville area, both walking and driving to an accessible store," Jorstad said.

The garden will assist seniors citizens and families in need in the Rhodes Jordan community.

Harvest Gwinnett has partnered with Gwinnett Health and Human Services, Parks and Recreation and UGA Extension Gwinnett to manage the garden. 

But they are looking for the communities help and input before the garden opens next fall.

The next meeting will be on Saturday at 10 a.m.

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