A young endeavor at WCCD is the community garden at the Housing Authority of Bowling Green. This allows residents, without land of their own, the ability to grow their own foods. The garden is striving to become a model for an integrated urban agroforestry while using conservation best management practices.
WCCD is proud to provide monetary funding to this project. In addition, the garden was awarded $32,000 from the KY Dept. of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Grant. Other benefits include: better access to nutritionally rich foods that are otherwise unavailable and reduced food stress for families. Future plans will include educating residents on harvesting, cleaning, storing and preparing produce for market sale as well as cooking and consuming crops.
We encourage you to go to the garden and check it out. If you would like to take a tour during the growing season, give us a call!
Check out their Facebook page for current happenings!