St. Elizabeth Community Garden
The community garden, at St. Elizabeth Church, has existed since 2005. There have been successive expansions of the garden area. The goal of the garden is to put land that has been unproductive for 50 years, except for growing grass, in to production of pesticide free food. The garden is open to area gardeners for a nominal fee to cover water costs. Food is produced for individuals, families, the local food pantry, and for the local farmers market. The plan is to expand the garden into unused church property by providing water stands for watering, mulch/compost/soil for the garden plots, and tilling to bring other areas into production. The grant will allow us to expand our gardening audience by producing special plots which are handicap and elderly accessible. It will also allow us the publicity to try and recruit in neighboring churches to do as we do and also allow us to “infect” the local government with the idea of an urban agricultural ordinance, through the use of educational videos, in order to expand our gardening options in the community and thereby affecting thousands of people.
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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