N.D. Ag Department grant funds fifth community garden

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is excited to fund another community orchard project this year.

It's the fifth year of doing the community and school garden, where 45 past recipients benefited from the grant.

Grant funds from the Department of Agriculture can be used for plants, trees, planting supplies, irrigation and fencing supplies. Not for a continuation of an existing project.

The project helps promote community spirit and it provides an educational aspect for students.

"It's going to serve in multiple benefits, by providing food, by providing the ability to learn and to congregate and socialize," said North Dakota Agricultural Commissioner Doug Goehring.

Proposals to receive a grant for the community garden are due Jan. 12.

For more information on the project you can go to https://www.nd.gov/ndda/.