The second table was just assembled thanks to this weekends busking!
We are creating an accessible community garden on a city-owned lot in Berkeley, California. This garden is intended to serve individuals and families from the immediate and surrounding neighborhoods, many of whom are lower income. The current master plan is also being designed to accommodate raised planters for people with disabilities to garden.
The benefits of this project include strengthening the surrounding community, ensuring food security for those most vulnerable to the vagaries of the current economic downturn, providing nutrition education to neighborhood children so they and their families can learn about growing their own healthy food, and an opportunity for cross-generational and cross-cultural interaction between seniors, kids and others. If you and your household live in Berkeley and are interested in growing your own food, click on the link below:
I'd like a garden bed
The Kenney Cottage Garden is so named because our hope is to relocate the historic Kenney Cottage to the western half of the vacant lot to be used as a community center for the arts, while creating the accessible community garden on the eastern half of the property. Two local non-profit organizations - the Northern California Land Trust (NCLT) and Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) - have partnered together with us to make this project possible. More information about the cottage is available here.
Become a member of Friends Of Kenney Cottage Garden. Join one of our committees and make use of your skills and talents to help raise awareness of the garden, volunteer for garden work and aid in our fundraising activities. Consider donating money or materials to the Friends and come to our events. Contact us and take part in our garden project now by clicking on the links below:
I'd like to offer my skills and talents
I'd like to come to your events
The mission of Friends of Kenney Cottage Community Garden is to create and maintain a community garden as a resource for the West Berkeley Redevelopment Area and to preserve the historic Kenney Cottage as a usable space.