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Midland Community Gardens

I understand the importance of growing local food, of digging our hands into the dirt and creating beautiful and sustainable methods of gardening. The future of sustainability is in the hands of the individual and my goals are to inspire my community, the nation, and the world to work together to build a raised bed garden on every street corner. Change begins when our children can walk out their front door and have access to fresh grown foods, and use the internet to watch my videos to learn how to grow the food and cook the food into delicious, wholesome meals.

A child can walk out into the world and be influenced by any number of things. Ideally, no child should have to take more than a few steps to find a quiet, peaceful paradise full of homegrown vegetables. Sadly, the reality for most children is not having access to any food at all. I hope to change this, and I understand the change must be step-by-step in each individual and community. Once established, I believe these beautiful raised bed gardens will help to sustain communities as our world depletes itsself of natural resources and the cost of living continues to inflate.

My goal this year is to establish 20 additional raised bed gardens in my community so that each family in the community of Midland may walk only steps to pick fresh produce for their family. I work with families on a one-on-one basis to help teach them how to cook delicious meals from the food they grow. My ideas are to expand upon the project this year by creating a blog where I can offer step-by-step tutorials and share my gardening knowledge and passion with people all over the world.

 

Where it's at:

119 N. High Street
Midland, OH 45148
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

416

Garden beneficiaries:

at-risk youth and families

Number of people reached:

600

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
volunteer labor
fruit bushes
fruit trees
soil
compost
mulch
greenhouse
coldframe

Project leaders:

Ashley Bunton
Lindsey Smith

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