Location: 210 North Grove St. next to Homeword affordable housing
Highlights: hops-covered yome (a structure that blends dome and yurt ‚Äì great for picnics!) covered community gathering space, handicap accessible garden beds
Orchard Gardens Neighborhood Farm and Community Garden was created in 2005 in partnership with Homeword at the affordable housing complex in the Orchard Homes neighborhood ‚Äì a neighborhood rich in agricultural history. In the original plans for Orchard Gardens, a parking lot was planned where the garden and farm now grow. Homeword took into account the agricultural history of the neighborhood, and saw the opportunity to create a sustainable food system onsite. They opted to build a parking garage under the main apartment building and asked Garden City Harvest to come in and build a farm. Now a lush 1.5 acres grows each season. The bike path borders one side, North Reserve borders the other. Come check it out!
Garden City Harvest builds community through agriculture by growing produce with and for people with low-incomes, offering education and training in ecologically conscious agriculture, and using our sites for the personal restoration of youth and adults.
Each of our community gardens provides participants with a 15 by 15 foot plot, tools, water, compost, straw, common space and the knowledge and guidance of leadership committee members and the Garden City Harvest community gardens staff. With these resources, and a little bit of persistence and patience, gardeners cultivate food for their family (and often their friends, too).
Learn more about our Community Gardens and Neighborhood Farms by visiting our website. http://www.gardencityharvest.org