Sunday, July 4, 2010

Grow Food, Grow Hope Community Garden

* Community Garden sessions will happen rain or shine *

Located on the Wilmington College campus, the Grow Food, Grow Hope Community Garden is a 40-plot vegetable and herb garden maintained by low-to-moderate income families and individuals in our community. The plots are provided completely FREE of cost to the families and gardeners, and 100% of the resources, tools and education materials are covered by the college, grants, and donors to our program.

With the mindset that food security and healthy eating habits are often disconnected, the community garden aims to offset most of the costs associated with a nutritious and balanced diet of fruit, vegetables and herbs. New or novice gardeners are paired with more experienced gardeners who help in planting, weeding and harvesting in the plots. Education is an important element to the community garden, as we aim to make the new gardeners self-sustainable in the future.

Started in 2009, the Grow Food, Grow Hope Community Garden was the precursor project to the broader GFGH initiative, and is still one of the centerpieces of our project. In 2010 we expanded the garden from 20 to 40 plots, and we added two kids garden beds to accommodate the children of our garden families.

Are you interested in maintaining a plot in the community garden? Applications will be available to the public beginning January 5, 2011. For more information check out our brochure or contact our Community Garden VISTA.

For more information about the community garden, please contact:

Angie Lauver
Community Garden & Community Outreach
Wilmington College AmeriCorps* VISTA
Grow Food, Grow Hope Garden Initiative
(937) 382-6661 ext. 596

To see all blog posts about the community garden, click here.

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