Rochester Hills City Council will consider a request to enter into a service agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to create a Community Garden at Wabash Park.
"Community gardens are places where neighbors can gather to cultivate plants, vegetables and fruits," stated Mayor Bryan Barnett in a memo to councilmembers about the garden plan, which he introduced last month. "Such gardens can improve nutrition, physical activity, community engagement, safety and economic vitality for a neighborhood and its residents."
The city of Rochester built a community garden two years ago; read about that garden here.
The Rochester Hills Community Garden would have 108 4-foot-by-4-foot raised beds. It would be surrounded by a fence to keep deer away; there would be a water station in the center of the garden.
If City Council approves the request, the garden would be built in time for the growing season this spring.
City Council meets at 7 p.m. at Rochester Hills City Hall.
Also on the agenda: A resolution honoring Owen Groesser, the Van Hoosen basketball player who made news when he was featured on ESPN earlier this year.
City Council will also consider funding playground equipment at Borden Park. Check out the full agenda here.