Building Neighborhoods with Community Gardens

by Kelli Mirgeaux

Serving as the Mapleton-Fall Creek’s community tool in rebuilding and revitalizing the area, Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation (MFCDC) examines all things that give a place its identity, makes it an attractive place to live, and provides a good quality of life for all its residents. It is our mission to support the needs of the community and work with our residents to bring about positive improvements which benefit the entire area.

One such area of impact is an increased amount of neighborhood gardens in Mapleton-Fall Creek. Community Gardens not only provide health benefits to neighbors with fresh food production, but an opportunity for residents to build new relationships and foster the development of a community spirit and identity. MFCDC has seen momentum in neighborhood groups working together to transform abandoned lots into usable greenspace, ultimately increasing surrounding property values and providing environmental benefits by filtering rainwater and recycling tree trimmings, leaves and other organic wastes back into the soil.

With access to fresh produce right outside their doors and rising food costs elsewhere, residents are also able to save a few dollars while enjoying fresh food they themselves grew. One such example in Mapleton-Fall Creek is the Broadway Community Garden, developed and maintained by passionate residents committed to healthy lifestyles, beautifying their street and building relationships with each other. The group organizes work events such as social gatherings to create a more relaxed and fun environment while still developing and maintaining the garden space in a sustainable manner. Working together, the group has constructed compost bins, planted trees, created signage for the garden, and conducted outreach with residents to increase participation in the garden.

This dedicated group of residents serves as an example for other neighborhood groups as to how you can work together for positive change in your own backyard.

42 thoughts on “Building Neighborhoods with Community Gardens

  1. DavidSlund says:

    ivermectin oral solution ivermectin tablets for humans – stromectol medicine

  2. stromectol 3 mg stromectol for humans for sale – ivermectin 2ml

  3. BrendanErase says:

    cheap medications: best male enhancement pills – do i have ed

  4. cheap viagra online viagra without a doctor prescription – cheap viagra online

  5. buy cialis toronto buy cialis ebay – cialis sale 20mg

  6. ivermectin iv ivermectin tablets for humans – stromectol ivermectin tablets

  7. furosemide 40mg cheap lasix – lasix 100 mg tablet

  8. WilliamSaunk says:

    buy cialis online reviews cialis supplier uk – cialis generic versus brand name

  9. WilliamSaunk says:

    viagra vs cialis vs levitra cialis for cheap qejoadz – generic cialis with dapoxetine 80mg x 10 tabs

  10. where can i buy viagra using paypal cialis & viagra – viagra in ireland?

  11. austalia online viagra generic viagra prices – viagra pills original

  12. viagra by pfizer viagra next day delivery without prescription ViagraCND100Mg – where i can buy viagra in australia

  13. herbal viagra buy viagra online in usa – cheapest viagra online

  14. prednisone cream brand name cheap prednisone – can i buy prednisone online in uk

  15. doxycycline 500mg doxycycline hyclate 100 mg – doxycycline tetracycline

  16. ivermectin generic cream stromectol 3 mg tablets price – ivermectin pills

  17. ivermectin 10 mg ivermectin pills for humans – ivermectin lotion cost

  18. solutions for ed drug medication – pharmacy medications

  19. lipitor 10mg price comparison buy lipitor – lipitor canada price

  20. ivermectin for humans ivermectin – stromectol 6 mg tablet

  21. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web
    site is wonderful, let alone the content!

  22. generic for clomid clomid – online clomid

  23. buy prescription drugs without doctor ed meds pills drugs – natural ed treatments

  24. I simply couldn’t depart your website before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the standard info a person provide to your guests? Is gonna be again ceaselessly in order to check out new posts.

  25. where can i buy clomid where can i buy clomiphene – clomid tablet

  26. stromectol otc ivermectin for humans – stromectol liquid

  27. http://buysildenshop.com/ – generic viagra from india review

  28. zithromax 500mg zithromax 500 price – zithromax online

  29. propecia propecia for sale – finasteride without prescription

  30. viagra from india best place to buy generic viagra online – viagra 100mg price

  31. how much is viagra viagra over the counter – mexican viagra

  32. herbal cialis cialis discounts – cialis shop

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>