The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture received just over $12,000 to build a fence to keep animals out of gardens used to supply fresh produce to the local food pantry.

“We want people to be connected to agriculture and land — that’s part of our mission,” said Billy Polansky, executive director for the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. “By installing these permanent features inside of a city park at the Agriculture Park, we’ll be able to connect more people with their food.”

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