NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden
Built on the site of three blighted properties, the NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden is a great example of land reuse.
The NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden was launched in 2015 with the following goals:
- Teach people of all ages to grow food for home, community, and market
- Increase economic opportunities and promote self-sufficiency
- Expand fresh food access in the middle of a USDA Fresh Food Desert
- Promote healthy lifestyles and outdoor physical activity
- Beautify and reuse vacant lots, creating new community spaces
- Promote environmental sustainability
- Connect residents and build community relationships
People of all ages enjoy the garden.
There are classes and activities for children:
There are classes and activities for adults:
And it's not just about gardening!
The NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden has been host to teas, campfire cooking classes, drumming, and even trick-or-treat fun!
What we want you to know:
The NECIC Blust Avenue Teaching Garden is a community space for North End residents. We welcome your input, ideas, and feedback!
How you can get involved:
Call our Teaching Garden Coordinator, Mona Kneuss, at 419-522-1611, extension 116.