SILVER SPRING, MD—Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin will join the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Montgomery County Department of Parks, representatives from 7-Eleven and other community leaders for the groundbreaking of the King Street Community Garden located at 7875 Eastern Avenue in Silver Spring, Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 am.
The opening of this community garden location is more than two years in the making. Council President Ervin’s leadership was instrumental to making this gardening location available to the public. Ervin worked with all parties to secure a three-way lease agreement finalized in March between the Department of Parks, 7-Eleven and the Maisel Development Company, which had plans to develop the site for other uses.
The new King Street Community Garden will join 9 other community garden locations managed by the Montgomery County Department of Parks, including two other recent additions on Montgomery County Public Schools land. The parks department is now accepting applications for its lottery for gardening at this location. The site will offer at least 20 plots, 200 square feet each in size for an annual fee of $30 per plot. A lottery application for gardening at the King Street location for the 2011 season is available online at www.ParksCommunityGardens.org. The garden will open mid-April, weather permitting.
Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin
M-NCPPC, Montgomery County Department of Parks
Silver Spring Green
South Silver Spring Neighborhood Association
IMPACT Silver Spring
Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee
Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board
Silver Spring Regional Center
King Street Community Garden Groundbreaking
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
King Street Community Garden
7875 Eastern Avenue, Silver Spring MD
For more information on the Department of Parks’ community gardens program, visit www.ParksCommunityGardens.org.
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Media Relations Manager
Montgomery County Department of Parks
Public Information Officer
Montgomery County Council