African Alliance Community Garden in Providence, RI
AARI's Community gardens initiative aims at promoting healthy eating, environmental awareness, education about African foods and provide work to many low income persons on the South side of Providence.
The farmers in the garden are:
African Alliance of Rhode Island
West Elmwood Housing Corp. students
Local neighborhood children
Growing this year in our garden are:
Mchicha - a Tanzanian vegetable
Corn from Tanzania
Tomato from Tanzania
Watermelon from Tanzania
Pepper from Nigeria
Jahatou - a vegetable from Gambia
American pepper, squash, tomato, carrot, and green beans
The gardens and those who participate in community gardening contribute to the preservation of open space, provide access to it, and create sustainable uses of the space. Community gardens strengthen community bonds, provide food, and create recreational and therapeutic opportunities especially for the refugee community.
Bold foods are in season now according to our Harvest Calendar. Call to find out exact availability. Every farm and every season are unique. Most farms are also residences. Unless Farmstand or Pick Your Own hours are noted, please be respectful and call ahead before going to the farm.
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