Harmony Healthy Harvest

See what the Star Telegram's about one of the newest gardens the Food Bank is collaborating with Tarrant County Public Health to facilitate called Harmony Healthy Harvest: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/01/16/3663827/fort-worth-group-honors-king-with.html 

 

It's an approximately 10-acre property offered to Harmony Missionary Baptist by the Fort Worth ISD. Church parishioners, community members, a local high school, CPS employees name a few of the folks that have come together to kick start their growing.

 

Though install was planned for the spring, they couldn't wait! Their October Garden Experiment involved plowing up an acre of the property and planting rows of greens. The catch: they didn't have water access. They call it their "miracle garden" because we collected roughly 500 pounds of greens on the MLK Day of Service this January 16th from a space that had never been hand watered! If this is the beginning, imagine the space as it develops.

 

The church's vision for the site is to create a neighborhood community space for recreation and healthy lifestyles. Food growing is an invaluable piece of this. They foresee beds of annual vegetables, herbs, and orchards. The other crucial element is the community itself. They envision people-powered management of the garden, a space to play sports, a walking track, places to sit to share meals and conversations.

 

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Barbara Garrison wrote:
I think this is a wonderful project.I commend all who are involved with it. It is giving a gift to the younger generation which few have these days.

Sat, December 29, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

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