- Residents will learn a valuable skill that they can take with them as they move on from the Salvation Army.
- Any surplus food produced in the Salvation Farmy will travel about 30 yards to the Salvation Army food bank, which will then distribute the food to those who really, really need it.
- Cooking classes (open to the public... anyone can come!) will be taught at the Salvation Army so that the new gardeners can learn to cook healthy and nutritious meals from their garden produce.
- The food produced in a community garden is often a mere sideshow when compared with the sense of camaraderie and feelings of community that are part-and-parcel of having strangers coming together to work toward a common goal. For whatever reason, people seem to feel really comfortable talking with each other when their hands are covered with the same dirt.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Oh, the things a garden can do
Beyond just producing healthy, tasty, uber-local food for the Salvation Army transitional housing residents, consider that the project will also encompass the following: