The new ReFresh Community Garden as part of a Broad Street revitalization project (Della Hasselle, Mid-City Messenger).
A new community farm built by the ReFresh Project on Broad Street in Mid-City is the latest part of a revitalization effort turning blighted and vacant property into a vibrant hub focused on health and well-being.
The official debut of the ReFresh Community Farm is slated for Saturday, but organizers there have been working for months to make a healthy lifestyle just a little bit more accessible for those living in the traditionally underserved neighborhood. The new farm, which will be celebrated during a grand opening on site, will offer gardening classes, an edible orchard, and plots available for community members.
According to Jeff Schwartz, the founding director of the Main Street organization overseeing the project, the new farm is exciting because it will break down backyard gardening basics for residents who want to eat better, but don’t know much about growing fresh food. Continue reading »