Grenada Street Folk Garden

Cooperative Community of New West Jackson (COOP WEST JACKSON)

Funding Received: 2014
Jackson, MS
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Jackson, MS (population 175,400) is home to the West Jackson neighborhood, which has suffered from blight, deterioration, and population decline. Coop West Jackson is seeking support for the installation of the Grenada Street Folk Garden, an innovatively landscaped urban farm that merges cultural folk art, ecology and agriculture, as part of a strategy to transform, engage and empower this low-income community through entrepreneurial opportunities, folk arts programming, affordable access to fresh food, and shared recreational green space for participatory and creative play.


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