If all goes according to plan, there will be 500 vegetable-producing gardens in Madisonville this spring.
Organizers of the 500 Gardens Project want to make sure nobody has to walk further than their own yard to taste vine-ripened tomatoes, peppers and zucchini. Without a car, many residents cannot get to a grocery store easily.
The goal is that one in ten households plant a garden with the help of volunteers.
To get a garden here's what has to happen:
If you live in an apartment the 500 Gardens Project is identifying vacant lots for community gardens. You can still sign up to get a garden.
If you want to be a mentor:
The project is an outgrowth of the Lighthouse Community School gardens.
The 500 Gardens project plans to create a handbook for other communities.