Community gardens in high demand, local nonprofit says

The executive director of the nonprofit The Family Garden told the Springfield City Club that community gardens are in high demand.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 3:04 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Green thumbs took center stage at the Springfield City Club where they dug into the topic of community gardens.

The executive director of the nonprofit Huerto de la Familia, or the Family Garden, told the group community gardens are in high demand.

The nonprofit manages seven gardens across Eugene and Springfield. They said they have had to put people on a waiting list.

“We have almost as many people on our wait list as we have currently growing food in the Springfield gardens, so we could technically open an entire garden and fill it immediately,” said Marissa Zarate with Huerto de la Familia.

A community garden is not only a great way for people to spend time with their family but also a way for people on a tight budget to get access to fresh organic food, they said.

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