Garden plots not only address healthy food, but they also are spaces of beauty, education and community for neighbors. SSJNN and its dedicated volunteers now maintain five thriving gardens and an urban farm in Little Italy and two gardens in our eastside neighborhood. There are more than 60 families involved, and each plot has a slightly different purpose. Check out the revitalization map for a full map view of these oases.
A plot at 19th and Myrtle is the Urban Farm where we work with teens from the neighborhood to grow produce that neighbors and the community can buy at our weekly Little Italy Farmers Market June through September. To date more than 60 teens have participated in this experience. These spaces continue to thrive with the help of gracious donors and community members!