Community Garden Taking Shape in Frankford on Paul Street

Pastor Donald McKinnie leads the discussion on the proposed community garden

Mizpah 7th Day Adventist Church has permission to use the vacant lot next to the church at 4353 Paul Street.

The planning meeting for the Community Garden was attended by 10 residents last week and everyone brought their best ideas for the project.  The good news was that a local neighbor, who knows the owner of the lot next to the church, contacted him and he was happy to give the church use of the property and would be happy to donate the land.  The details of that transaction have yet to be worked out but the project is moving ahead.

On Thursday, local residents and some volunteers from Marymount Manhattan College in  who were on taking Alternate Spring Break in Frankford,  worked on cleaning up the block and building the first of the raised beds for the garden.

Christine Dejesus, Frankford NAC Coordinator and the volunteers from Marymount Manhattan College

If you would like to learn more and participate in the planning, the next meeting will be at 6 PM on April 3rd at Mizpah 7th Day Adventist Church at 4355 Paul Street.