MOCAT/IN-PHASE Community Garden

MOCAT has partnered with the In-Phase Clinic on Hurd Street to create an edible community garden.

Goals of the Project

  • renew our connection to nature

  • produce fresh, wholesome, nutritious food to share with community members

  • encourage healthy outdoor activity, positive social interaction, and use of open space

  • healthy eating, lower food costs

  • community resilience if faced with food shortages or a large-scale emergency

The activities related to creation of the garden builds a sense of community, eases social isolation, provides opportunities for community celebrations (seed exchange, planting parties, harvest) and creates a space for art-making and sharing and developing relationships.

Participants working on the communal garden include peers that share in responsibilities for planting, weeding, watering and general maintenance of the garden.