Community gardeners in Cincinnati, Ohio are getting excited about more than May flowers, they’re planting seeds to feed their families as well as those in need around the city. There are community gardens scattered around the area, and 57 are part of the Community Garden Network, but the gardens are as different as the communities they’re grown in.
Some gardens are geared for folks who don’t have room to grow their own produce, and 90% goes to their families. Other gardens are designed to help those in need in the community. The Julie Hanser Community Garden in Walnut Hills is what's known as a pantry garden, and most of what’s grown there is taken to the food pantry.
“It's kind of building community," says Joel Kimmet, site manager forWestwood Community Gardens. "When you're working in the garden, you know, people are just happy.”