Unused urban land is being transformed into community gardens in Evansville as organizers try to bring together the community and meet its food needs.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports at least nine urban gardens are operating in the Evansville area, and more are planned. Some of the gardens are designed for maximum food production, while others are built to educate children about where food comes from.
Several of the new gardens are located in low-income neighborhoods. Organizers say they hope that the gardens will help raise the quality of life for residents and benefit the city as a whole.
Much of the produce grown will be donated to area food banks.
Information from: Evansville Courier & Press