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The Farm is starting 24 beds located at Riverside Park. Groundwork Southcoast through the hands-on efforts of our Green Team, seek to:

 

  • grow at least 600lbs of fresh produce
  • sell the produce at markets that accept SNAP benefits
  • increase food security by distributing unsold produce to community residents
  • engage community residents through workshops, activities and other programming at the Riverside Park location
  • Create an outdoor classroom/ learning lab space at Riverside that encourages STEM exploration and deepens community engagement
The Orchards are located at Hazelwood Park and Victory Park. Groundwork Southcoast through the hands-on efforts of our Green Team, seek to:

 

  • Care and management for at least 36 fruit trees including training young residents of New Bedford¬†to be effective tree managers
  • engage community residents through workshops, activities and other programming at the Riverside Park location
  • support installation of other infrastructure to raise community awareness of the public orchards and their use
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