SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- It's planting season and Unity Gardens kicked things off Saturday with an open house, spreading its mission of healthy food and community living.
The LaSalle Square Garden opened its new “Kids Discovery Garden" to mark the occasion.
Kids of all ages can help build planters, work on math and science, all the while growing healthy food.
Unity Gardens was proud to show off its year-round green houses and all the fresh produce it has to offer.
“With 57 gardens throughout the county, and I think a good 46 of them are South Bend, pretty much everyone has one in their neighborhood,” explained Unity Gardens Executive Director Sara Stewart. “People are starting to look throughout the state and nation, we've had a few international inquiries about what is this free food model and why does it make sense. I think after three or four years people say it makes sense and we want to replicate it.”
And Unity Gardens isn't just about fresh, free food. Its kids programs and central locations make it the perfect place to get to know your neighbor.