Plainfield officials joined with Richmond Towers residents earlier this week to welcome Union County Freeholder Linda Carter (center) to view the newly installed “senior beds” for their on-site community garden.

The gardeners picked a crop of hot peppers, demonstrated how they care for a late crop of cold-tolerant lettuce, and planted garlic cloves for spring harvest.

The new beds enable seniors and people with disabilities to enjoy gardening activities and reap the nutritional benefits of fresh produce.

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They were made possible by a grant from Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen’s “Union County Means Green Community Garden Grant” program, and were constructed by the grant administrator Groundwork Elizabeth.

For more information about the Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program, visit ucnj.org or call Groundwork, 908-558-1142.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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