Pearl Clark Community Garden
The Pearl Clark Community Garden provides a place for neighborhood residents in Lawrence, Kansas, to gather and garden. The garden currently offers 13 plots, leased and maintained by individuals and families in the immediate area. The Pearl Clark Community Garden was accepted into the Lawrence Common Ground program—which helps residents convert vacant, city-owned land into community gardens—in May 2013. Last summer, volunteers worked hard to build individual plots, develop pathways and drainage areas, and collaborate with the City of Lawrence to get a water source installed. Our allotment gardeners have so far enjoyed one growing season of bountiful cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, and other produce.
Next year, we will be breaking ground on our education and donation garden. We are collaborating with Lawrence Community Nursery school, a preschool located only one block away, on a new plot that our gardeners will help the children help plant and tend. We look forward to the opportunity to work with students and teachers, and to pass along knowledge about gardening and fresh food. We also have a large new plot designated for a food-bank garden, and we will be teaming up with a food bank to provide locally grown produce for individuals in need, for group meals, and for cooking demonstrations. In addition, we will be launching our website and social media profiles in order to further connect with community members and spread the word about the garden and our projects.
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