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City of Kyle to break ground on Post Oak Community Garden

This is Kyle's first-ever community garden.

KYLE, Texas — Editor's note: The above video implies that the groundbreaking is on Friday, May 19, but it is on Friday, May 26.

Kyle residents, get your garden gloves!

The City of Kyle's Parks and Recreation Department will host a groundbreaking for the Post Oak Community Garden on Friday, May 26, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Post Oak Park. The garden is the city's first-ever community garden.

The Post Oak Community Garden will consist of six acres of land off of Highway 150, east of Interstate 35. The garden's final design aims to have 25 plots, including ADA plots, compost bins, restrooms, covered tables, parking and more.

The goals of the garden are to serve over 300 people annually and to improve the consumption of fruits and vegetables.

The Parks and Recreation Department is also looking for applications to be part of the newly formed "Community Gardens Committee," which will work alongside City staff to organize the Post Oak Community Garden's planning, implementation and maintenance. The City said community duties include providing input on garden design and operations, security volunteers and donations, establishing garden rules and participating in meetings.

The committee consists of 12 seats and will meet monthly through next March. Applications for vacant seats will be accepted through June 2. 

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