What is the Community Garden Sustainability Project?
The Community Garden Sustainability Project includes training, start-up support for new gardens, organizing volunteer labor, a tool sharing program, and financial support for a Community Garden Coordinator that works with all garden leaders to achieve overall success.
How did this project come about?
This project is funded by ARPA (American Recovery Plan Act) and responds to the impacts of Covid-19 in two ways. First, more equitable access to locally grown affordable food. Second, community engagement and resilience, have positive outcomes on individual well-being beyond nutrition. This project is a collaborative effort between the Pueblo Food Project and community garden leaders.
Where are the gardens located?
La Familia Community Garden, 5th and Hudson
Ray Aguilera Community Garden, Lake Ave near the Fire Station
Midway Community Garden, 110 Midway Drive
Steelworks Museum, 215 Canal St.
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1802 Sheridan Road
Mineral Palace - Edible Landscape Project, Mineral Palace Park
Central Plaza - Edible Landscape Project, Central Plaza / First and Main St.
Sunset Park - Edible Landscape Project, 110 University Cir
JJ Raigoza Park - Edible Landscape, 600 Maryland Ave
Who takes care of the Gardens?
Community members, with input from the Pueblo County Extension’s Master Gardener Program, and other community programs. There are no restrictions on who is able to join existing gardens or who may propose a new community garden in the area in which they live, work, or play. However, the process for new gardens will require a proposal from the interested community members.
What happens to the produce?
The produce that is grown at these gardens is made available to the public, either by direct donation to a food pantry, or to the local Soup Kitchen or other food aid agency.