Access to healthy food is not equally distributed in our neighborhood or city, and removing some of those barriers by growing food locally also results in increased community connection and resilience in the face of climate change. If you’d like to get involved in growing food on the West Side, we’ve got several communal gardens you can participate in.
Come to the Capital View Communal Garden and Orchard any Thursday evening to tend to the veggies and take some home (a reminder that you can pop by ANY time and harvest there, even if you haven’t helped work it).
The Garden of Good Hearts (by Wabasha Brewing) will also have folks tending it on Monday July 24, & 31 from 10am-12pm and Tuesday July 11th & 18th from 6-8pm. Please join us in helping make our neighborhood more beautiful, and learn about the new medicinal and culinary herbs we planted there!
Growing Resilience on the West Side (GROWS) is a coalition between organizations and individuals on the West Side that are working on food justice. Learn more here!