Location: 210 North Grove St. next to Homeword affordable housing
Highlights: hops-covered yome (a structure that blends dome and yurt (great for picnics!) covered community gathering space, ADA accessible garden beds, production farm onsite.
Orchard Gardens Neighborhood Farm and Community Garden was created in 2005 in partnership with Homeword at the affordable housing complex in the Orchard Homes neighborhood, a neighborhood rich in agricultural history. In the original plans for Orchard Gardens, a parking lot was planned where the garden and farm now grow. Homeword took into account the agricultural history of the neighborhood, and saw the opportunity to create a sustainable food system onsite. They opted to build a parking garage under the main apartment building and asked Garden City Harvest to come in and build a farm. Now a lush 1.5 acres grows each season. The bike path borders one side, North Reserve borders the other.
Each of Garden City Harvest's 10 community gardens provides participants with a garden plot, tools, water, manure, straw, compost, and educational resources to help them grow their own food. With a little bit of patience and a lot of persistence, gardening means self-sufficiency, pride, and the taste of a homegrown tomato.
Learn more about our Community Gardens and Neighborhood Farms by visiting our website. http://www.