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Senior Community Garden

The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Commission (Department) (non-profit-governmentkl) is in the process of planning to construct a series of 10-10' x 10' garden plots (raised beds) behind the main recreation building located in Mayodan, NC.  Seniors, along with their siblings, will tend the garden and 75% of the food will be donated to a local food bank.  The rest will be retained by the seniors tending the gardens as a source of healthy foods.  All materials to maintain these gardens will be managed by employees of the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Commission (Department)

Goal 1

Provide a garden area to facilitate the production of healthy food in the community.

Objectives

-Promote interest in gardens

-Grow vegetables for the local food banks and local citizens

-Provide garden space

-Provide physical resurces for garden program

-Provide education/training

 

Goal II

Provide programs to encorage gardening for personal and community health

Objectives

-Provide a graden therapy place

-Provide a community gathering place

-Provide appropriate outreach support for each project

-Provide education concerning gardening for personal and community health, including mental, social, cultural and environmental considerations.

-Encourage intergenerational contacts
 

Where it's at:

300 S. 2nd Ave
Mayodan, NC 27027
United States

Garden type:

senior garden

Garden size (in square feet):

1000

Garden beneficiaries:

seniors and families in need

Number of people reached:

200

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
expert technical assistance
community garden creation guidance
volunteer labor
gardening books
soil
compost
mulch
lumber
watering hose
garden cart
rototiller
compost bin

Project leaders:

Frederick Thompson Jr.
Jessica Camp

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