Camille's Place Community Garden
Camille's Place is a non-profit housing community that provides subsidized housing to diverse families and individuals. The community garden is a vibrant landscape cultivated and maintained by the residents. The garden is situated at Camille’s Place in the back area near the park. The garden was initiated last spring 2013, the residents planted tomatoes, bell peppers, egg plants, lettuce, bak chow, green onion and thyme. The beauty of the garden is not only found in its vegetation but its ability to bring the community together in unity and oneness and positively impact lives.
The two primary goals of Camille’s Place Community Garden are community building and providing healthy nutritious foods to families, especially those of low income. The community garden provides an outlet for residents to take ownership of their community and invest their time and energy in making their community a beautiful and healthy place. Residents are able to make a positive impact in the lives of one another as well as the broader community. Many families are positively impacted through the food donations the garden provides. Not only are families benefiting from the community garden but seniors as well. It has become noticeable that the community garden provides an opportunity for seniors to gather, interact and keep busy doing something they love, this keeps our seniors healthy and in good spirits.
In the future, Camille’s Place would like to expand the garden in size as well as variety. We are hoping to bring more diversity into our garden vegetation. We would also like to expand the number of families and individuals we can impact with our garden. We hope the beauty and positive impact of Camille’s Place Community Garden will transcend communities across our city.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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