What used to be a vacant lot by yellow lined parking spaces for a school has been turned into a space that feeds dozens of low-income families organic vegetables. The lot has blossomed to be a source of fresh food and flowers for the people of the Chestnut Hill community.
Because of the dreams of a couple of Trevecca professors, the Chestnut Hill community, a low-income community, adjacent to the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University, has a green space for a community garden. With the helping hands of some students and faculty associated with the university, the garden has been planted and harvested by community members.
It is more than a place for them to grow food for their pantries. It is a place for the people to come together with a common mission to grow fresh food and plant the seeds of unity many in the community have been longing to have. Read the rest of this entry »