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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Highmark Community Garden accepting applications for 2019 growing season

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (April 16, 2019) — The Highmark Community Garden, located at the Point Park Marketplace in downtown Parkersburg, is now accepting applications for garden plots for the 2019 growing season. This marks the fifth growing season for the community garden.

The community garden features 49 raised-bed plots — including five handicap-accessible beds — a fountain, park benches, sidewalks and a 16-by-20-foot greenhouse.

Raised-bed plots are available for lease in four different sizes — 4'x8', 5'x10', 6'x12' and 10'x10' — with annual fees of $15, $20, $25 and $35, respectively. Plots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Local residents, businesses, schools, food banks and nonprofit organizations looking for a means to grow fresh produce and build skills for healthy living are encouraged to apply.

Those interested in renting a garden plot should stop by the Point Park Marketplace to fill out an application and pay the annual rental fee.

ABOUT HIGHMARK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD WEST VIRGINIA

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia serves approximately 300,000 members through the company's health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional individuals through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of West Virginia holds the largest share of the commercial market, and more West Virginians carry a Blue Cross Blue Shield card than any other insurance carrier in the state. With offices in in Parkersburg, Charleston and Wheeling, it employs more than 700 people. Highmark West Virginia is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

For more information, contact:
Cathy McAlister
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia
304-347-7754
cathy.mcalister@highmarkhealth.org