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Slideshow: East Austin Community Garden Groundbreaking

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Photo by Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News
Volunteers plant the first crops in the new community garden on Austin's east side.

East Austin is getting a new community garden. The Sustainable Food Center of Austin broke ground today on Martin Luther King Boulevard, just west of Airport Boulevard. The community center will be equipped with gardens, a tool shed and a teaching pavilion.

Earl Maxwell is the CEO of the St. David’s Foundation, a non-profit partner in the construction of the garden. "It's about getting people outside, and getting their hands dirty and kids knowing that vegetables don't come from hands, they come from gardens," he says. "And so, we're just so happy to be a part of this."

The Sustainable Food Center says plots in the community garden will be available to the public in the fall.

Below, you can view a slideshow of today's groundbreaking, shot by KUT News intern Filipa Rodrigues. 

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