Two years later and still going strong! Southern New Hampshire Health is proud to be a sponsor of the Spring Street Community Garden in Nashua.
The urban garden was created in a collaboration with Grow Nashua and the Soup Kitchen in June of 2018 to provide a helping hand to food-insecure families in Nashua. Since then, the gardeners grow their own healthy, free food to enjoy with their family.
The garden has 18 garden beds with plants such as tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, squash, strawberries, linga linga, and much more. Grow Nashua also employs two of its own gardeners to help manage and maintain the growing space.
The garden serves 15 families including refugees and veterans and also has a robust volunteer team from the Church of the Good Shepherd that grows to give produce to a transformational housing unit for mothers that is part of the Front Door Agency. Greater Nashua Mental Health also has a garden bed that is used for its program.
“We have varieties of food from several different countries representing the different groups of people growing here in Nashua! It’s beautiful to see a cultural variety grown that isn’t normally offered in stores that our families can now grow themselves!” Justin Munroe, Executive Director of Grow Nashua, explains.