FSW is pleased to support Port Chester Cares in their effort to raise funds to provide an opportunity for local housing authority residents to grow their own organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.
The goal of the Weber Community Gardens is to provide gardening space and equipment for local housing authority residents by providing 22 raised beds on housing authority property. These beds will be maintained by the 40 resident families who have signed up to participate. This will enable the residents to grow their own organic vegetables, herbs and flowers, thus supplementing their food supplies. According to the study Hunger in the Town of Rye, 11%-13% of the residents are hungry every day. 85%-90% of these residents live in the Village of Port Chester. Since the residents in the housing authority are among the poorest citizens, their need for healthy food they can provide for themselves is all the more important.
Weber Community Gardens is designed to address the following needs:
Healthy food supply access to affordable, locally grown, sustainable food supplies is limited for residents in Housing Authority properties.
Gardening skills residents have expressed a desire to learn how to garden and the project will provide free workshops for residents.
Make a difference today and donate! By showing your support you will be impacting a whole community in so many different ways. Be part of Weber Community Gardens and help us reach our goal.
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