“Provide healthy foods in a lower income neighborhood that has been kind of neglected for awhile and really utilize that as a cornerstone of transforming the overall community in terms of economic development, health, education,” said Clark.
By Angelina Perez
My High Plains
Not only will they grow food, they will teach community members how to garden as well and provide them an opportunity to help the area.
“During the course of growing we are going to have volunteer days as well, where people can come help us weed, help us pick the vegetables and just maintain the property, stuff like that,” said Melius.
They hope to eventually expand the project even more.
“Really the second phase of this project which is actually putting in a brick and mortar community market, a small grocery store in San Jacinto to deal with the fact there’s no grocery stores in that area so the supporters and folks who would be able to get behind that, it is appreciated,” added Clark.