Mission – To promote the coming together of Langdon’s citizens with a common purpose of nurturing, developing and sustaining a growing space in our community. The Langdon community garden will reflect the area it serves; engaging, educating, building and strengthening the community in a significant way.
Vision – To cultivate a community group invested in growing fresh produce for our marginalized citizens who access our local and surrounding food banks. We would hope to empower all of Langdon’s citizens to consider participating in healthier and more socially responsible community activities.
The Langdon Community Garden is a beautiful space, with winding pathways through perennial beds and fruit trees, raspberry bushes, and vegetable gardens. It is a welcoming space for all, having wide walkways, to suit strollers or persons with mobility challenges. Deep plots are essential to make the plots accessible to those of all ages, stages and abilities.
The garden has seating areas where you can rest and admire nature. A children’s area is allocated to “create a space for enrichment and learning” . We have involved Langdon’s teens in the project, by designating a space for them to learn about gardening, agriculture and local biodiversity, creating our own “Green Teen” subgroup.
We look forward to growing with the community of Langdon.
- Food banks need to feed people’s hope and purpose, not just their hunger | Nick Saul (guardian.co.uk)
- Five Ways to Make a Difference Where you Live (thistimethisspace.com)
- Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food (npr.org)
- Community in bloom (portcitysj.wordpress.com)