Esperanza Community Garden

  • Location
    camden, New Jersey
  • Status

The Problem

Our wish for the Esperanza Community Garden back in 2011 was to bring the Camden community together and offer free and healthy produce to fight the food desert problem in North Camden.

Our Plan

Our project allows members in the North Camden community to grow and collect their own produce for free. The remaining food is donated to a local church where they use it in their weekly food drives. This project was created by hardwork and determination from the Camden residents and numerous donations. What was once a vacant lot soon became a vibrant community garden! The garden is now maintained by community members and outside volunteers almost everyday. We want to make sure the garden continues to benefit the neighborhood, which requires constant watering and weeding.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Food Choices

The Benefit

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