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South Richmond Clinic Community Garden

This community garden will be a collaboration between staff and clients at a mental health clinic in Staten Island, NY., and provide the clients with the wellness benefits of gardening while growing fresh produce they can't usually afford.  The clients who will be participating in this garden project live in apartments and lack access to yards or lots where they could start their own gardens.  They live on a very limited income.  They have health problems. Many were directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  The idea for the garden project was generated in a client group discussion about food insecurity, the high cost of fresh food and healthier alternatives to the more affordable but less good nutritionally good processed and packaged foods.  The garden will provide clients the opportunity to grow vegetables they can share with each other but it will also be an opportunity to a grow a community.

Where it's at:

777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
United States

Garden type:

community garden

Garden size (in square feet):

400

Garden beneficiaries:

mental health services recipients and food insecure people

Number of people reached:

20

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
community garden creation guidance
volunteer labor
soil
mulch
lumber
watering hose

Project leaders:

Mirta San Martin
Zvi Spiler

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