Girl Scouts In Salem MA Growing Fruits Vegetables And Plants For Residents

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SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Girl Scouts from Troop 79125 in Salem, Massachusetts have been working on a project that's good for both the community and the environment.

With financial support from the Salem Common Neighborhood Association, the scouts built four raised garden beds to grow native plants for local residents to pick and use at home.

Vegetables, fruits, herbs, and pollinating plants will all be growing in the beds on the Salem Common.

Residents can come by and pick what they want.

Scouts approached Ward 7 City Councilor Andy Verala with the idea and he helped make it happen. He's also co-owner of Maitland Mountain Farm. "They wanted to help figure out a way to help mitigate pollution," he said. "They also wanted to create an environmental screen around a playground."

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports. 

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