Associated Ministries is working with Metro Parks Tacoma, Harvest Pierce County and C.A.S.T.I.N.G.S. to begin a community garden in an unused park.
Proponents of the project hope to create a space where citizens can gather and benefit from gardening together, with an added goal of growing enough food to donate for emergency food needs.
â€œCommunity gardens provide access to more varieties of food than stores,â€ said Kristen McIvor, program director at Harvest Pierce County. â€œWorking together in a community garden is a way to deepen relationships between neighbors. Crime decreases around community gardens because additional eyes are on the site. It creates safety in the immediate area.â€
Additional information is available at 253-383-3056 (extension 133),from garden committee manger Luella Hudson at email@example.com, and at facebook.com/am.community.garden.