SLC, Wasatch Community Gardens and Rocky Mountain Power celebrate community garden


    Mayor Jackie Biskupski unveiled the newest community garden in Salt Lake City in the Gateway District on Tuesday. (Photo: Brian Morris / KUTV)

    (KUTV) -- Mayor Jackie Biskupski unveiled the newest community garden in Salt Lake City in the Gateway District on Tuesday.

    The newest garden brings the total to seven created with the city’s Green City Growers program, which turns under-utilized city property into vegetable gardens under the management of the non-profit Wasatch Community Gardens.

    This garden is a particular success story because of the development pressures around the Gateway, making preserving open space a priority, a [press release stated.

    Community gardening is an important component of Salt Lake City’s "focus on sustainability, healthy communities and a robust, equitable food system," the release said.

    Dignitaries in attendance at the unveiling included Cindy Crane of Rocky Mountain Power, Lisa Shaffer, who is the Salt Lake City Public Services Director, and Ashley Patterson, executive director of Wasatch Community Gardens community gardeners

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