After years of dreaming about a community garden, it has finally become a reality. We found a land owner in Oxford who was willing to let us transform a 50’x150’ lot into a community garden. We broke ground in the fall of 2021. The back half of the lot has been cultivated to grow vegetables and herbs to distribute to friends in need. Tables and chairs provide an opportunity for gardeners to rest and neighbors to catch up. The garden space even had the opportunity to host beginner gardener workshops in English and Spanish.
Seeing the collaborative efforts taking place, the owner of the community garden lot decided to generously donate the land to SILO!
We envision a space that normalizes environmental care, accented with art and relaxed community connections. We will turn an otherwise overlooked piece of land into a source of inspiration, community healing and education.