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Pike County begins sustainability project

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Officials with Sustainable Pike County say they hope a community garden under construction in downtown Pikeville, Ky., is the first of many.

The group's project aims to mirror the success seen by another sustainability project in Williamson, W.Va.

Williamson City Commissioner Eric Mathis told the Appalachian News-Express that Sustainable Williamson, which has partnered with the Pike County group, responds to the need for a diversified sustainable economy though a market-based approach.

Pike County businessman Roger Ford says the garden will offer low-income residents the chance to take ownership in the garden and possibly market the goods to make a little extra money. He says it also benefits the community because there is more locally grown fresh produce.

In addition, it is self-sustainable, requiring little assistance from local governments.

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