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Albany gets a new community garden

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Community leaders hope a new community garden will bring neighbors together and boost the city's chances of getting a huge federal grant to overhaul this in town Albany neighborhood.     

Hines Memorial Methodist Church teamed up with the Albany Housing Authority to get the garden going.     

They say it will have a lot of benefits, including improving nutrition.

"Absolutely, I'm sure probably 75% of us are a little overweight and so hopefully we will then become better eaters," said Rogers Hazel, garden organizer.

"Well it's exciting the community can get together to make things happen because, it's truly a collaborative effort to make this happen," said Remy Hutchins, Infectious Disease & Health Promotion Coordinator, Southwest Georgia District Health Office.     

The garden is at 400 North Madison Street and currently has four vegetable plots.     

They hope to expand to 10-beds. It's free for anyone who wants to plant or pick. Walmart and Home Depot donated to the project.

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