Healthy gardens make for healthier neighborhoods. This is one of the most important goals IWT had in mind when it partnered with the Angelic Organics Learning Center to create a community garden on vacant land adjacent to IWT.
Now in its second year, this small urban farm garden produces a variety of organic vegetables and herbs for the Maria Shelter and the Vincennes Senior Center as well as for neighbors surrounding the garden in Englewood and the local volunteers who regularly tend the garden.
The garden is part of a larger effort begun in 2014 by the Learning Center to build a healthier local food system and economy in the Englewood neighborhood. The Center operates two additional gardens in the neighborhood.
“The gardens show neighbors and visitors how to grow food organically and intensively in a small space like the land at IWT,” said Valarie Wilson, coordinator of the IWT garden.