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McDonough Community Garden

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30 Plot Community Garden on Richmond’s Southside

8500 Square feet greenspace on Richmond Virginia Southside located in a USDA denoted food desert. 33rd and Forest Hill Ave,Β  2 blocks from crossroads coffee & ice cream shop.

DO YOU HAVE A GREEN THUMB?

Our Work is Dedicated to Food Access

3300 McDonough Street is currently under development into a full fledge community garden! As the buzz around locally grown edible landscapes takes root throughout the country, the Friends of McDonough Street Garden are building raised beds, compost bins, youth programs teaching urban agriculture and social entrepreneurship. Now has never been a better time to go green!

THERE ARE SO MANY BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY GARDENS

Greenspace adds so much value to neighborhoods

Let’s take neighborhood improvement for instance. Community gardens have the capacity to increase property values of surrounding buildings and homes. Communities can grow closer via working in the gardens and associated farmers’ markets that may accompany them. Green spaces increase feelings of safety and build ties within the community. Community gardens provide excellent learning environments for children and young adults allowing for intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue.

Community gardens have to power to evoke social change by reducing health and economic disparities for low-income communities through the food grown at them.

Community Gardens Provide a Focus Point for Community Activity

Β The development and maintenance of the site with input and collaboration from the community it is located can build long-lasting nurturing relationships for everybody. All at the same time we are helping the planet and reducing our reliance on hazardous large scale industrial agriculture and reconnecting with the Earth in a sustainable way.

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