Green Urban Initiative, Harrisburg, PA
On May 4, roughly 50 volunteers participated in the construction of the Wesley Union Community Garden. The garden, located at the Wesley Union AME Zion Church in Harrisburg’s Uptown community, is the fifth community vegetable garden developed under Green Urban Initiative’s Community Garden Campaign in the city of Harrisburg, PA.
20 garden plots were constructed at the site along with two plots constructed specifically for native pollinator friendly plants and a tool shed stocked with gardening tools. A 650 gallon rainwater collection system is slated for installation later on this summer.
Thanks to the support of Lowe’s and KAB, the development of this garden will not only help to feed families within the community but will also provide a gathering place, assisting the church in it’s efforts to combat blight and crime by engaging it’s neighbors in community activities.