House of Hope

Fair Street | Warwick, RI 02888

This new garden project is part of an ongoing partnership between the House of Hope CDC and the URI Master Gardeners. This produce donation and demonstration garden will be located at House of Hope’s newest permanent supportive housing unit in Warwick and will serve clients living at the garden site and at other nearby House of Hope facilities. The purpose of the garden is to encourage residents to think about sustainable growing practices, learn new gardening and healthy food preparation skills, and cultivate positive relationships with the community.

Volunteers and House of Hope clients will grow vegetables, herbs, and ornamental plants at the garden. All of the produce grown will be donated to House of Hope clients and local food banks. This project will emphasize ecologically sensitive practices to plant nutrition and cultivation; care for the soil; recycling of materials and nutrients; and food safety. The garden will be used to host workshops and demonstrations for House of Hope clients and the local community. Because this is a new MG project, volunteers will have significant input into the design and implementation of the garden, workshop planning, and outreach to the community.