After positive results from an initial garden survey to residents in 2019, HRHA began moving forward with two community garden projects for individuals and families living in Franklin Heights. Follow up surveys were completed in Summer 2020 along with a $5,000 grant through JMU Dining and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
COVID-19 and new opportunities with Moving to Work designation have delayed our launch. Construction is now slated for February/March 2021.
We are grateful for the financial support of:
We need community support to make this garden a reality. There are a couple ways you can support:
- Volunteer your time! We are looking for garden educators, box builders, fence layers, and more! We will add you to our volunteer list and let you know about upcoming opportunities to help out.
- Support us financially! We will be purchasing materials for garden beds, tools to work the soil, and materials for residents like cookbooks. Your donation helps make the garden a reality this year.
- Spread the word! Let your friends, families, faith communities, and organizations know about our goal. A community garden takes a community investment.
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