Community garden project begins

Since the town of Century embraced a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) last September, the first step toward the reality a community garden were realized early last Saturday.

Covering an area of about 500 acres between State Road 4 to Jefferson Avenue, south of Pond Street and back up along Highway 29, the CRA is funded by TIFs, or tax increment financing, and can be used to make improvements to a blighted area by putting a portion of property taxes back into improvements.

The community garden project idea came from several community meetings as one of the short-term projects that could be...

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