The H.O.P.E. Community Garden is an extension of the HOPE Locker Project initiated by Legacy Initiative and Revolution United started on November 17th, 2014. A mobile day use storage unit built for the homeless community to store their stuff in a secure place during the day time while they pursue job, health or other options to recover their life.
It is while pursuing this project we realized a huge need of support and services required by the low risk homeless population who want to recover from their situation by pursuing transitional job, housing and undergoing job or skills training. HOPE Community Garden aims to offer that space to the homeless community, transitional families, seniors and under privileged communities by providing them an opportunity to interact with local farmers, artist, urban gardeners and other members of the community and pick up different skillset that they can pursue depending on their interest and already existing skillset. HOPE community garden aims to bring people and business that are passionate about sharing their skillset to become self-sustainable by supporting locally grown healthy organic food. The fresh produce grown at HOPE community garden will be shared among the community members and gardeners to support themselves or sell in the local farmers market and reinstate their self-value and trust. This community garden will be unique in its nature by providing a space to the low risk homeless community to get involved rest of the community in building a therapeutic space where you are not judged, but trusted and treated as equal. This is a collaborative project between Legacy Initiative, Holladay Earth Community Garden and Artist for Local Agriculture.
This garden is located at the Centro Civico Mexicano (155 S 600 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101). A total of $1525 was raised through a GoFundMe campaign to build a fence and improved water system for the garden in October 2015. Work on this project will resume in spring 2016.