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Fresno Breaks Ground On City’s Largest Community Garden

Local leaders gathered in Southwest Fresno Tuesday for the groundbreaking of the city’s newest community garden and first project funded by the Transformative Climate Communities grant . The Yosemite Village Permaculture Urban Farm and Community Garden is right next to the Yosemite Village Apartments, but locals have a shorthand: Yo’Ville. It’s the city’s largest community garden, at 7.5 acres, and it’s open to anyone. There are walking paths, small plots that gardeners can rent and cultivate, and half-acre plots for farming. This Saturday volunteers will plant over 400 trees as part of a kick-off. “This is what community revitalization is about,” said Preston Prince, CEO of the Fresno Housing Authority. “It’s not us doing something to a neighborhood, it’s the community members being actively engaged in the wealth creation in this community.” According to Prince, the Housing Authority assists over a thousand families in this neighborhood. Councilman Miguel Arias, who represents

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