CH Community Garden
This grant will be used to support the Clackamas Heights Community Garden Project. The Clackamas Heights Community Garden is located in a public housing development in Oregon City, Oregon. The garden serves low income public housing families, seniors and persons with disabilities. The goals of the garden project are: 1) eradicate hunger by growing fresh, organic food; 2) provide environmental and nutrition education; 3) create community synergy; and 4) promote sustainable gardening practices.
The community garden is comprised of 30 individual garden beds, a large shared community garden bed, a covered community compost container, and a tool shed to store equipment. The area surrounding the garden is nature-scaped using native plants to reduce water use and pollution without sacrificing attractiveness as well as provide a beautiful habitat for birds, butterflies, and wildlife. A short fence surrounds the parameter of the garden to enhance security.
Education is a key component of the community garden project. Workshops such as gardening and vegetable growing skills, and cooking using food from the garden are open to the greater community.
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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