Backyard Box Gardeners

In addition to the six community gardens, the Community Stabilization Project (CSP), a collaborating member, launched a project in 2012 to build backyard food growing boxes, with the goal of increasing resident understanding of nutritious eating, providing a new source of locally-grown fruits and vegetables and supporting increased resident engagement and civic involvement. Contact is Melvin Giles. Second Group – in 2014 33 residents received a “Garden-in-a-Box” kit, participating in a program created by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society to provide a gardening opportunity for low-income families and children to grow their own vegetables. Two UF&GA leaders, Nate Galloway and Melvin Giles serve as the coordinators to identify and coordinate the activities of the gardeners.