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.

 

 

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