Moscow's Parks to Get Vegetable Gardens for General Public

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A new initiative will allow Muscovites to grow vegetables in the city's parks, the Ekho Moskvy radio station reported Thursday.

Each participant in the “Dacha in the Big City” scheme will be given a small plot of land in which to grow vegetables, Moscow Parks representative Darya Simonenko told the TASS news agency.

“Vegetables may be planted in certain parks this summer and will yield a small harvest in fall. The project will begin in Perovsky Park, where vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers will be planted under the supervision of a curator,” she said.

In parks such as Sokolniki in the north of the city, the general public can get involved in the project and people will get a chance to grow their own vegetables in a project called “Sowing the Park”

All participants will be provided with seeds, equipment and gloves. The organizers plan to provide vegetable plots for children in the future.

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