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People grow eggplant, corn, squash, green beans, tomatoes, blueberries at Nadaka.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Gabe Blustein of Outgrowing Hunger leads a tour through Nadaka Nature Park's Community Garden.Interested community members visited Nadaka Nature Park's community garden Thursday afternoon to learn about one way people are keeping their thumbs green.

Gabe Blustein, a field technician with Outgrowing Hunger, led the tour on Aug. 24. His organization helps maintain the space at 17615 N.E. Glisan St.

"This garden is for people to take over a plot and grow whatever they want," Blustein said.

There are a wide array of fruits, vegetables and flowers thriving in the garden.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Residents at Nadaka grow vegetables and flowers.People grow eggplant, corn, squash, green beans, tomatoes, blueberries and much more.

Nadaka has about 60 plots, and gardeners have access to water and some tools.

"The idea is for this place to be self-sustaining," Blustein said. "It took a lot of work in the spring to get everything ready, but once it gets to this point the gardeners do all the work."

If you missed the tour of the community garden, there will be another one next month.

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