Adopting more sustainable practices around the food you consume is one of the most impactful actions you can take to combat climate change. Be sure to visit the blog for more resources and check out our upcoming Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening events.
Member-run with locations at Buchanan Park and Buffalo Park
The Evergreen Sustainability Alliance has worked with key stakeholders in the Evergreen community to build two community gardens at Buchanan Park and Buffalo Park. This incredible, collaborative effort has provided residents with sustainable gardening options, brought joy to our community, and served as a teaching tool for young students.
Buchanan Park Community Garden is located behind Buchanan Field and close to EPRD administrative building. Buffalo Park Community Garden in located next to Wilmot Elementary School on Buffalo Park Rd.
The creation of community gardens yields benefits far beyond their yield in vegetables. Community gardens serve to beautify neighborhoods; enhance community engagement; provide nutrition; engage youth; connect people with nature; and a bounty of other benefits.
Read more on our blog about both the Buchanan Park and Buffalo Park community gardens, and how these projects were developed with the input, vision, and expertise of out community.
Please Note: There is currently a wait list for both of the gardens. Contact us if you would like to be placed on the wait list.
ANNUAL SEED SWAP & GARDEN MEETING
Swap seeds and learn something new just in time for gardening season
Swap organic seeds with fellow community members and talk composting and gardening with Master Gardeners and local experts to get a head start planning your garden for the season. A great way to connect with like-minded community members and fellow gardeners while learning how to grow your own food!
SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS
Support organic farmers through food shares like GOFARM
One of the best ways to support sustainable agriculture is by supporting local organic farmers through food shares, such as the one hosted by our friends at GOFARM. Every year, you can sign up for a food share that will give you access to fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, bread, and mushrooms that are minimally packaged, grown locally and organically, and harvested that day or the day before, increasing the nutrient content and putting more money back into the hands of local farmers. You will also reduce your food miles and carbon footprint by purchasing less packaged and processed foods that are common at the grocery store.