What are those boxes about?
In the spring of 2015, 3 neighbors living on Waco St. in the SoCe Neighborhood placed garden boxes in their front yards. The goal for these boxes was threefold:
1. To grow healthy, organic food in their front yards for themselves.
2. To share the food they grew with neighbors and friends.
3. To network with other gardeners to share knowledge, tips, and ideas.
Now, there is a network of 31 boxes that are shared by countless neighbors throughout SoCe, with 4 more on the way! The network is even spreading to other neighborhoods, with 5 boxes now outside of SoCe!
The boxes are small, so you don't have to be a full-time gardener to participate. The boxes are also 2 feet tall, making it easier to reach the veggies for harvesting. Also, because they are containers, there are fewer issues with weeds. If you live in the SoCe Neighborhood and would like to have a garden box, contact the Neighboring Movement team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 316-619-4940.
Give One, Get One
If you do not live in the SoCe Neighborhood, you can still have a garden box. To help people participate, we have created the Give One, Get One program. You can purchase a garden box for $120. Your purchase includes a raised garden box that is 3 feet square x 2 feet tall, material to line the box, 1 bag of organic potting soil, delivery of the box to your household (if you live within 20 miles - if you are further away, let us know and we will see what we can do), AND a second garden box that will be gifted to one of our neighbors in SoCe! From your purchase, $60 is considered a charitable donation.