*reclaim unused land
*access to nutrient rich soil
*a space to grow fresh, organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers close to home
*a space to enable food security


*reduces family food budget
*encourages self reliance


*gardening offers relief from physical and cognitive limitations
*reduces stress
*gently exercises aging or arthritic joints, and stimulates memory
*access to nutritious, organic and whole food
*recreation and exercise for individuals and families
*return nutrients back to the earth through composting and toxin reducing plants
*reduce dependence on foods treated with chemicals and synthetic fertilizers
*offset our carbon footprint


*classes and workshops (ie. gardening techniques, organic gardening and nutrition; garden mentoring and field trips, canning)
*a space to learn from the land and take care of it
*better management of our waste through composting

Community Development

*a place to serve the community and extend generosity to those in need
*a place to get to know neighbors
*a place to build relationships and encourage and support others
*a space that challenges urban isolation


*a place to participate in the transformation of the neighborhood
*a space to be creative
*a space to play in and enjoy
*a space to take pride in and invest in the local food system
*a space to fight against hunger and poverty by providing gardening access to all people
*caring for plants inspires hope