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Volunteers dig into new community garden in Hannibal

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Saturday was a perfect day to get out a shovel and do a little gardening, and that's what some folks in Hannibal did this morning.

Volunteers planted many vegetables including tomatoes, onions and carrots as part of a community garden spearheaded by the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department.

The garden is located on eighth street across the recycling center.

The vegetables will be canned and preserved for volunteers to bring home with them.

Organizers say the garden is a good way to bring the community together and educate people.

"I think the knowledge of being able to grow your own food is gradually being lost and I think what this can do is not only bring people together and connect them to nature, but reconnect them to each other as a community so they work together to maintain and sustain a garden," said organizer Jessie Dryden. 

If you would like to volunteer with the work on the garden you are encouraged to contact the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department at (573) 221-0154.

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