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Cops and Crops is 'green and blue thing' [Old Town Laurel]

A new tradition is being planted this year at the Laurel Community Garden – one that garden president Dawn Williams hopes will blossom into an annual event.

The garden will team up with the Laurel Police Department for a Cops and Crops event on Saturday, Aug. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. at the garden site behind Laurel Presbyterian Church on Old Sandy Spring Road. The event is free and open to the community.

The seed for the event was planted over the last several years when Williams staffed a garden table at the Mayor's Open House and got talking with Laurel police officers who were there as well.

"It's a green and blue thing," she said of...