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What is  A Garden in a Village?

A Garden in a Village is the beginning of a new Community Garden nestled in the Near Northside Village. This is a Healthy Living initiative of Wesley Community Center in an effort to educate community members from pre-school age children to seniors who participate in the many programs of the center.

Our Mission

Wesley Community Center’s, A Garden in a Village, will serve as a place to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the importance of proper nutrition for the purpose child development, educational achievement, chronic disease prevention and obesity prevention.

Benefits of a Community Garden

  • Produces nutritious food
  • Reduces family food budgets
  • Preserves green space
  • Contributes to sustainability
  • Encourages self-reliance
  • Provides opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections

A Garden Built for Sharing

  • Will add additional resources to Wesley's food cooperative
  • Will provide an edible education to the children of Wesley Community Center
  • Can be a gathering place for people to work, learn and share their gifts, time and talents