MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Leaders of Muncie hope a recent symposium on community gardens will help bring new energy to an effort to help feed the city's needy.
Muncie has a long history of community gardening. More than 7,000 war gardens were planted in Delaware County in 1918, and the city earned national recognition in 1931 from President Herbert Hoover's administration for its efforts to feed and employ the hungry and jobless through community gardening.
The Star Press reports the city already has a dozen community gardens, but its initiative lacks the funding and staffing that could help it take off like projects in Indianapolis and South Bend.
Muncie-Delaware Clean and Beautiful president Jason Donati says he hopes the group can find financing or grant support to hire a coordinator.
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