Northeast Times

Volunteers plant 24 garden beds at Frankford Ave. urban farm

Vo­lun­teers help build new garden beds at 1400 Frank­ford Ave. PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CEISLER ME­DIA & IS­SUE AD­VOCACY

On April 24, vo­lun­teers from Luther­an Set­tle­ment House, 1340 Frank­ford Ave., Wal­mart, and the Fed­er­a­tion of Neigh­bor­hood Cen­ters (FNC) helped build 24 garden beds as part of a new urb­an farm at 1400 Frank­ford Ave.

The farm will be the har­vest­ing site for FNC’s Teens 4 Good (T4G) pro­gram, a youth-led food pro­duc­tion and nu­tri­tion busi­ness that will teach teens job skills and sup­ply food for LSH’s food cup­board.

The teens will also use the pro­duce for edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams in LSH’s new com­mer­cial kit­chen and work dir­ectly with seni­ors from LSH’s seni­or cen­ter.

The Wal­mart Found­a­tion is mak­ing the renov­a­tion of the Set­tle­ment House Garden pos­sible with a $50,000 grant.

Coun­cil Pres­id­ent Dar­rell Clarke and Coun­cil­man Bill Green­lee at­ten­ded the dig.

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