This project will build a functioning community garden at the White Deer Lodge, a foreclosed motel that has operated as full-time housing and a short-term fire evacuation center since 2016. Gardens create a barrier of defensible space to prevent fire’s spread, contribute to community development and food security, and provide long-term horticultural therapy for fire survivors and others experiencing distress post-fire, and Gardens Project would like to bring these community benefits to the residents of The Lodge. Gardens Project manages a network of 54 other community gardens with roughly 3,500 gardeners throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties.
North Coast Opportunities Gardens Project
Just & Resilient Future Fund. The White Deer Lodge Community Garden
Fiscal Sponsorship Grants, 2018