Throughout our cities, there are vacant city-owned land that’s never been touched.
Minot took steps to change that with the Adopt-A-Lot program.
Alexus Arthur is live in Minot with the details.
Hi Lauren and Chad.
The lot has had some renovations done.
Minot Young Professionals teamed up with the City of Minot and Park District to make an empty lot more colorful and bright.
Nine various organizations were given part of a lot on the 1500 block of East Burdick Expressway.
In their designated spots, each group made something like community art or a vegetable and pollinator garden.
The Minot Young Professionals began the program to offer an opportunity for growth and development in the valley.
“People can come over here and enjoy the flowers, take a look at the gardens, they can walk through here, they can sit in the shade. Just allows people to use this property instead of it just being maintained.” said Ron Merritt, Minot Park District Executive Director.
All of the produce that is grown from the gardens will be given back to local food pantries.
Reporting live in Minot, I’m Alexus Arthur.
Back to you Lauren and Chad.