What is a community Garden?
Many cities, especially Anderson, are dotted with vacant lots – perfectly good land sitting unused and filling up with ugly debris. Turning that land into urban gardening space that residents could share would be a win-win for everyone.
That’s exactly the idea behind Growing Anderson community garden. They’re shared raised bed plots of land where people gather together to grow fresh veggies and flowers. In cities all over America, community gardens are turning ugly, unused spaces into green, productive vegetable plots – as well as giving people of all demographics a chance to enjoy the pleasures of gardening.
Community gardens are often used in urban neighborhoods to alleviate the food desert effect. Food accessibility described in urban areas refers to residents who have limited access to fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables. Food deserts often serve lower-income neighborhoods usually in which residents are forced to rely on unhealthy food options such as expensive processed foods from convenience stores, gas stations, and fast-food restaurants. Community gardens provide accessibility for fresh food to be in closer proximity located in local neighborhoods. Community gardens can help expand the realm for ensuring residents’ access to healthy and affordable food in a community.
Growing Anderson location
1720 E. 22nd Street, behind the Mounds Mall next to Clipzone.
Volunteers welcomed at all hours. For tour or sponsorship, please call to schedule a time to meet.
Lisa Singleton 317-796-0004
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Anderson City market location
The Anderson City Market is located on the south side of the Park Place Community Center. In case of inclement weather, the market will be held inside the gym of the community center. Parking is available in the lot between Park Place Church and the Park Place Community Center, in the lower side church parking lot, or on the street.
Saturdays, May 11 – September 28, 2019, 8 am – 12 pm
Kirsten Streit-Harting, email@example.com or 765-374-4662
May 5, 2019
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May 10, 2017
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