Waller Mill Park Giving Garden
The Waller Mill Park Giving Garden was established in 2013, creating a platform to Educate, Cultivate, and Donate within our community. Educate on the growth cycle of a garden-to-table, crop rotation, importance of pollination with native plant species and overall care and maintenance. During this process, we strive to cultivate a greater appreciation for gardening, the outdoors, and a more sustainable “green” environment. Lastly, everything that is grown in the Giving Garden is donated back into the community.
The Giving Garden was designed as a collaborative effort. Dominion Power donated materials and labor to construct an animal proof fence, VPPSA, the regional waste authority, donated compost used to enrich the soil, and a local Eagle Scout built a water barrel rain catchment system for irrigation. Likewise, the garden is maintained and cared for by local volunteer groups, including Waller Mill Park’s Friends of the Park volunteers and staff.
The inaugural planting was during the summer of 2013, and produced just over 222 lbs. of vegetables which was donated to Avalon. Avalon, a non-profit center for women and children, provides shelter and support to those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault in our area. Establishing a partnership with Avalon has afforded them a better opportunity to reach their healthy food initiatives for women and children.
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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