Garden Expansion Grand Opening

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of a new community garden and support a collaborative group of international growers!

12:00 Yoga at the Gardens in partnership with Waterfront Botanical Gardens

1:00 Groundbreaking Ceremony with Mayor Greg Fischer and blessings of the ground by the Kirundi and Chin communities

1:30 Work alongside the gardeners and help spread the first layer of compost!

Americana World Community Center and Common Earth Gardens have partnered to make this long-vacant, 2-acre space available for use by the refugee and immigrant community. With the support of both organizations, over 100 prospective gardeners have come together to create a shared vision for this space as well as a unique system of communal management to ensure the sustainability of this project.

What to bring:
-Yoga mat or towel
-Sturdy and comfortable shoes
-Gloves (if you have them)
-5 gallon buckets (if you have them)

Where we will be:
Feel free to park in Americana’s parking lot! The new garden space is located directly behind Americana’s soccer field on Kenwood Way.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for volunteers!

A Garden Party

You’re invited to a Garden Party! Join us Thursday, October 27th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in Americana’s community garden. Learn about Americana’s community garden, meet some of our refugee and immigrant families, discover international ingredients and how to cook with them, and practice saving seeds.

There will be interesting snacks, music, and tours of Americana. We’re asking for a $10 suggested donation at the door to support the program. This event is family friendly and kids are free.

The Americana Community Garden consists of family plots where immigrants and refugees are empowered to grow food for themselves and their community. There is also a Children’s Garden where youth in Americana’s After School Program can get their hands dirty while learning about nutrition and environmental sustainability.

We are happy to announce that Americana, in partnership with RAPP (Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program), has plans to expand to a further acre of land onsite, providing growing space for over 100 more families!

All proceeds from this event will support Americana’s Community Garden program and will help us make this expansion possible!

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.