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Colfax Community Garden

Colfax Community Garden, established in 2009, is a sustainable approach to gardening that incorporates a garden with a park-like theme in which functionality and productivity goes hand in hand. Its purpose is to rebuild the community, using abundant land space and a community of people who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of their life in their neighborhood and city. Community gardens offer a unique opportunity to lead by example, teach our youth about where food comes from, and the importance of community and stewardship. As a neighborhood we seek to restore balance, erase suffering, and create beauty out of chaos.

Our goal is to enhance and beautify our neighborhood while providing healthy, organic, no-cost food for elderly residents. Each year we strive to increase productivity; year after year we increase the variety of produce to introduce different types of fruits and vegetables to the community and educate them on eating low-cost healthy foods. Currently we are donating in excess of 120- 240 pounds of fresh organic produce each yield, we are striving to double productivity which will allow us to increase our outreach.

Our primary beneficiaries are the senior citizens at Garden Valley Neighborhood house, providing for those that have built our community and remain strong cornerstones, giving back and letting them now they are not forgotten in an area known as the forgotten triangle.

www.sustainablecleveland.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/BBC-Case-Study-C...

http://www.gardenwalkcleveland.org/community-garden/colfax-gardeners

http://cccfoodpolicy.org/sites/default/files/resources/2012_summer_sprout_report.pdf

 

 

 

Where it's at:

7215-7219 Colfax
Cleveland, OH 44104
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

700

Garden beneficiaries:

seniors and families

Number of people reached:

45

What this project needs:

funds
tools
soil
compost
lumber
greenhouse
coldframe
irrigation system
beehive
outdoor oven

Project leaders:

Willia hickman
Margie Simpson

About us:

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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Contact us:

Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606