Free cruise celebrates new outside preserve and food timberland during Unity Gardens

May 16, 2015 - Picnic Time

Unity Gardens continues to grow in a goal of augmenting open entrance to healthy, locally grown foods.

Executive executive Sara Stewart pronounced that in April, a village gardening classification hired a initial full-time employee, Hannah Scrafford, and perceived about $47,000 during a Day of Giving, partial of a Give Local St. Joseph County charity eventuality in May.

Tomorrow, Unity Gardens will applaud a execution of a new cruise preserve and food timberland during a heart garden, 3701 Prast Blvd. in South Bend, by mouth-watering village members in for a giveaway picnic. 

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, anyone can stop by and suffer lunch catered by Indulgence Pastry Shop Cafe. Offerings embody turkey, ham and fry beef sandwiches on wheat and French rolls, pasta salad, cookies and an orange and strawberry spinach salad. 

Raised beds of lettuce during Unity Gardens. Geoff Lesar / Flavor 574

Attendees might also take a event to debate a garden, one of some-more than 40 village gardens sponsored by a group, or attend in children’s educational activities designed for a day.

The new preserve and food timberland are partial of a Unity Gardens’ Neighborhood Attraction project.

“(Food forest) is a tellurian tenure referring to a character of flourishing long-lived fruits and berries in a sold area,” Stewart said. “We are formulating a space by a new preserve with fruit trees, underbrush and more.”

The food timberland during Unity Gardens facilities countless plants and berries, including mustard greens and blueberries. Geoff Lesar / Flavor 574

The heart garden is located not distant from the intersection of Ardmore Trail and Lincolnway West, an area populated by fast-food bondage and less-than-healthy dining options.

Located directly opposite a travel from a new pavilion are a Beacon Heights Apartments. Stewart pronounced scarcely 90 percent of a Section 8 property’s residents are children, roughly all underneath a caring of singular relatives who mostly float open transportation.

Stewart pronounced since there is no easeful train stop nearby a complex, she hopes residents will make use of a structure and, as a result,  feel some-more gentle accessing other resources a garden offers.

“That plcae welcomes a area in some-more intentionally,” Stewart said.

Hannah Scrafford works in one of a many garden beds during Unity Gardens. Scrafford is a nonprofit organization’s initial full-time hire. Geoff Lesar / Flavor 574

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