Unity Gardens recognized for positive impact on the community

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Unity Gardens in South Bend was recognized by Pure Farmland for the impact the non-profit has had on the local community during the pandemic. They were given a $1000 grant as part of an initiative to increase the availability of local fruits and vegetables.

The endowment is part of the 2020 Pure Growth Project with was created earlier in the year by Pure Farmland to make sure farms and gardens thrive.

Unity Gardens was created in 2008 in response to widespread food insecurity in the city.

The grant will be used to buy gardening supplies, seeds, and plants to continue growing food for the surrounding neighborhoods.

“With the generous support from Pure Farmland, Unity Gardens is in a unique position to grow food, grow gardeners, and grow its community. Now more than ever before, our neighbors are in need of open green space and fresh, accessible, sustainably grown food,” said Sara Stewart, RN, MSN, founder and executive director for Unity Gardens.

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