Studies have shown that community gardens have a positive impact on the lives of the participants and on the neighborhoods where they are located.
Gardens transcend racial and socioeconomic divides, engage people across generations, and provide a sense of belonging to those who may otherwise feel disconnected.
We decided to bring a collaborative community garden to the grounds of the former Pleasantville United Methodist Church, transforming an unused lawn into an eco-friendly garden where we will grow organic produce and neighborliness.
Committed volunteers have already started cultivating the property, sharing responsibility for the entire garden. In the coming weeks we will be installing our fence and planting our summer crops. The harvest will be divided between the Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry in Thornwood and the volunteer gardeners.
Thanks to our partner, Present Wisdom, there is now outdoor yoga at the Village Co-Lab three times per week:
Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:30 am
Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30 am
Class Fee is $20
A portion of proceeds is donated to the Village Co-Lab
If you are interested in donating money to help support the Collaborative Community Garden, we’d be happy to put your donations to use in the planting, harvesting and building phases!
For all donations, please contact Susan Chupungco, Garden Coordinator at email@example.com.