A crowdfunding campaign is underway to support the town of Hanover’s community garden. The $35,000 campaign, which was launched by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, will receive a matching grant from the IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program if it reaches its goal by December 13.
The project is being led by nonprofit organization Hanover Community Garden, which says the funds will help develop its infrastructure and support the removal of three trailers currently situated on the property. The nonprofit says it also plans to purchase raised beds, materials for vertical gardening, a children’s area, a fire pit for storytelling, a pavilion for farmer’s markets, a pollinator garden, and a demonstration area.
“Food insecurity is a real problem for many Hoosiers,” Crouch said. “We are thrilled to partner with the Hanover Community Garden project to bring fresh produce to a neighborhood who experiences food insecurity.”
The nonprofit says the garden area will be managed by Purdue-certified master gardeners and supported by community members.
“Together we can plant a seed for the future at the Hanover Community Garden,” said Barb Ford with the Hanover Community Garden. “Our harvest will feed those in need for years to come!”
Through the CreatINg Places program, which began in 2016, projects have raised nearly $7 million in public funds and an additional $5.6 million in matching IHCDA funds.
You can learn more and contribute to the campaign by clicking here.