Community gardens provide opportunities for Durango residents, who may not have access to their own garden space, to grow healthy local food.
During 2016, support from the City enabled the Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, to expand activities at the Manna Soup Kitchen Garden, helping to create gardening opportunities for local people and provide fresh, health ingredients to the Soup Kitchen.
The Garden Project is a local non-profit aiming to grow a healthier community through the support and development of school and community garden programs that promote health and wellness, environmental stewardship and a sustainable local food system.
The Garden Project also helps support the City of Durango's garden at City Hall which provides employees with an opportunity to get outside and learn about sustainable gardening practices. After the 2016 harvest, employees donated some of their produce to the Garden Project to be distributed at the Manna Market!
For more information on the Garden Project of Southwest Colorado's current projects and volunteer opportunities please visit The Garden Project