Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, which operates an emergency shelter and family shelter and offers homelessness prevention services, has partnered with us to transform some of their unused green space into a garden for its clients. With the help of Aramark Building Communities and the Coastal Studies students, we constructed two pilot vegetable rain garden beds in September, 2017. Funds from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek funded construction of an additional 5 garden beds in March, 2018.
Housing Authority of the City of Frederick
The Housing Authority operates community gardens at two of its housing communities, Lucas Village and Carver. Residents interested in gardening are assigned their own plots and grow their own food each growing season, with the help of Master Gardeners and Housing Authority staff.
Hood College/Frederick Memorial Hospital Resource Garden
In 2017, Hood College and Frederick Memorial Hospital joined together to convert an unused lot between the two properties into an urban garden, growing produce for Frederick residents who most need it. The inaugural season was very successful, growing more than 1,000 lbs of produce with the help of more than 60 volunteers. In 2018, FFSN will help this wonderful garden to expand and grow even more fresh veg.