Superior-Diamond Community Garden
Our neighborhood is one of the lowest income and most diverse communities in the city of Providence, Rhode Island. We worked together to clean up this piece of property (that was a neglected dumping ground) owned by a local nonprofit in exchange for the right to plant a community garden here. There are immigrants representing so many places in the world working side by side in our garden including Cambodia, Ecuador, Liberia, Portugal and the Dominican Republic, not to mention the African American families that have been in this neighborhood for generations. From potato greens to tomatillos, our produce is just as diverse, and is shared with family members and neighbors that may not be participating in the garden, but have helped to clean the original lot and have supported the garden financially with small donations. Youth regularly come out to volunteer on our Saturday work days, giving them something productive to do that also teaches them how to grow their own food and meet their neighbors from all over the world. This community garden has provided nourishment not only literally, but figuratively, because of the additional sense of security we feel as a result of strengthened relationships.
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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