DeKALB – On June 11, residents of the neighborhood surrounding Conexion Comunidad joined with volunteers from the DeKalb County Community Gardens to plant a community garden at the Latino cultural center. This is the second year the community gardens and Conexion have worked together to have a community garden.
The community gardens has planted nearly 200 raised-bed gardens in the county this spring. It also is in the process of planting nearly 10 acres of fresh vegetables for food pantries, Feed’em Soup and others in need of food. DCCG manages gardens at more than 35 different sites and has harvested more than a quarter-ton of fresh produce for nonprofit food providers.
Neighbors will work together to take care of the Conexion community garden and share in the harvest.
“Working together was a great community experience,” garden director Dan Kenney said. “It is empowering for people to have access to land and be able to control their own food supply.”
Last year DCCG provided more than a ton and a half of food for local food pantries. For more information, contact Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.