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Hazard Community Gardens

Hazard Community Gardens began in Spring 2013 as a way of increasing access to fresh produce in Perry County Kentucky and promoting physical activity. Currently we provide our local homeless shelter with fresh produce year round. We also teach basic gardening classes with at-risk youth at our main garden site throughout the year. Furthermore, anyone in the community is welcome to harvest from the garden at any time. 

Short Term Goals:

-Increase access to fresh produce in our community.

-Provide knowledge and supplies for community members to manage their own gardens.

-Build community awareness and support of the community gardening program.

-Increase volunteer base.

-Teach healthy cooking classes.

-Increase physical activity.

Long-Term Goals:

-Positively affect health outcomes in Perry, CO. Decreased incidence of diabetes and heart disease.

-Increased number of community members gardening.

-Community garden members utilizing the knowledge and skills they learned through the program as a means of economic growth (selling at the farmer's market, produce transformation).

-Expansion of Perry County Farmer's Market.

-Preservation of Appalachian culture.

-Use of the gardens in the InVision Hazard project to beautify the city.

Where it's at:

1001 N Main St
Hazard, KY 41701
United States

Garden type:

shelter garden

Garden size (in square feet):

300

Garden beneficiaries:

homeless people and at-risk youth

Number of people reached:

100

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
compost
trellises

Project leaders:

Allison Cooper
Jenny Williams

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