The Gardens Project of North Coast Opportunities’ Community (NCO) is the coordinating agency for The Gardens Network and facilitates the development of community-supported gardens throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties.
The Gardens Project relieves hunger and inadequate nutrition in low-income neighborhoods, senior communities, schools, and youth enterprise projects by creating access to community-based food production and local, nutritious food. Here’s what the Gardens Project has been up to:
72,131 square feet of garden plots
Produced 28,470 pounds of fresh produce
Fed more than 3,000 people
during 2014’s summer harvest season!
Let’s Get Healthy!
83% said “their families are eating more healthfully since they started to garden.”
93% said “gardening is helping them provide enough food for their family.”
WHAT WE DO:
Facilitate the development of community supported and school gardens based on a community ownership model. Community members drive the development and sustenance of the gardens empowered with:
- Leadership training
- Access to land, tools, and financial resources
- Garden education
- Nutrition education
- Gardens Network support
Coordinate a continuously expanding Gardens Network of community and school gardens providing:
- A support network for individuals and organizations to build an accessible local food system through learning, sharing, and collaborating.
- A resource pool to leverage and share expertise, tools, materials, and financial support.
- A collaboration between gardens for promotion, outreach, and advocacy.
To learn more contact Stephanie Logsdon, Project Coordinator, via email or call 707 462-1958