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.

 

 

Upcoming Events

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NECIC North End Elder Program

Are you age 60 or older? If so, you are invited to the NECIC North End Elder Program!

Business Plan Writing Seminar

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) is launching the 8-session Business Plan Writing Course! If you are looking to start a business or recently started your small business, this seminar is perfect for you!