Kansas City is in bloom with a little help from local community members.
The Eastwood Hills Garden opened Tuesday on the former site of the Municipal Corrections Institution at 8100 Ozark Road.
Community gardener George Batts welcomes the new addition to the Kansas City area.
"I found out that gardening, it's relaxing," Batts said. "It's a little hard work. But it pays off because, I mean, this way you can save a lot of money going to the supermarket."
Already popular among the community, more than 100 plots have been rented out for summer. Residents will have a chance to sign up to rent their own gardening plot for next year this October.
The opening ceremony included remarks from Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo, Councilman Jermaine Reed, Kansas City Community Gardens Executive Director Ben Sharda and other community members.
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