Royal Oak welcomes Community Garden

ROYAL OAK — The nonprofit organization Royal Oak Forward is using the former home of Lincoln Elementary School to create a Community Garden Project. 

The group plans to grow vegetables on the plot to sell at the Royal Oak Farmers’ Market. Profits from the sale of the vegetables will go to the Royal Oak Foundation for Public Education to help give grants to teachers in the district.

Main goals for the project include allowing students to experience farming, providing benefits for the community as a whole, utilizing the vacant land and giving back to the school system through the sale of the vegetables and herbs.

The group is also partnering with the MSU Extension Oakland 4-H Youth Development and Royal Oak School District.

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