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Urban Grow Center will bring fresh fruits, vegetables to tri-city

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TROY, N.Y. – Residents of Troy, Schenectady or Albany may have noticed the community garden trend and on Wednesday, the group which oversees those gardens, announced plans to expand on the idea.

There are a total of 49 community gardens in the tri city area. Those who oversee them all, The Capital District Community Gardens organization, hope to expand on that garden trend, by launching an Urban Grow Center.

The Urban Grow Center is basically a place where folks in underserved tri-city communities can buy fresh produce at a reasonable price and proximity to their homes. Many inner city areas have little to no access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and urban grocery stores tend to be grossly under-stocked with produce.

The Capital District Community Gardens, or CDCG, announced plans to turn the building at 594 River Street in Troy into a produce hub for Albany, Troy and Schenectady.

The CDCG will begin work on the building renovations next week, which should be finished by the end of summer. The building will then be stocked with fresh, locally-grown produce for folks in underserved communities to buy at rock-bottom prices. 

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