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.