Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association is working with several Community Partners on a new Community Garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE. Our hopes are to contribute to community transformation, neighborhood revitalization, and ecological restoration of the area through the active participation of neighborhood Gardeners.
If you are interested in gardening and providing healthy food for your family, GPNA is excited to offer Community Gardening through Parent University. The first 30 families who enroll will receive a scholarship making your gardening experience free of charge
Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association aims to be a hub for information about gardening, nutrition and assist in strengthening food security in the neighborhood by fostering physical activity and well being through the act of gardening.
Educational opportunities including demonstration gardens that will be on site as well as off site will be available. An option of seeds and transplants to start your garden plot may be available as well as Community Garden tools. Gardener supply storage is available on site if desired. Plus there is plenty fun in the sun.
We encourage anyone interested in gardening to join us for the 2015 growing season (Mid-April through Mid-October). The Community Garden will include 4’ by 10’ plots. Plot use fee is $35 (with a $10 refund at the end of the season).
For more information contact Fran Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 241-2443.
Additional Events Associated with GPNA are:
Food Justice Primer which covers the basics on issue related to access and food security on May 11 – 6-8 PM
Composting and Vermi Culture workshop which covers the basics on backyard composting and composting with worms offered April 11 – 10-12 PM
How to Save Seeds is being offered at the end of the growing season on Sept. 21- 6-8 PM
Urban Garden design is being presented on Sept; 28 – 6-8 PM
Food Politics and the Food Justice Movement: Moving Forward presentation on Nov. 14 & 21, Dec 5 & 12 – 10 AM