Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center
Planting food for today; cultivating healthy behaviors for tomorrow
Our Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center at 401 Spruce Street in Manchester is designed to improve the quality of life and help homeless individuals break the cycle of homelessness by delivering immediate hunger relief and providing educational experiences that develop the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to cultivate self-sufficiency and lifelong healthy behaviors. This project will reduce this area’s high level of food insecurity, provide critical education and resources for sustainable food access, and aid in the transition from homelessness.
When completed, the Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center will serve as a community garden, learning center, and park. Produce grown in the garden will supplement meals served at our Family Place Resource Center and Shelter, as well as provide the opportunity for the community to learn where food comes from through interactive programming and cook with fresh fruits and vegetables. Our participants will be able to learn to grow their own food and enjoy the literal fruits of their labor.
To see photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony, which took place on
May, 10, 2018, click here.
Research shows that homeless children go hungry at twice the rate of other children. Inadequate nutrition is tied to poor immune functioning, reduced brain functioning, and other physical and mental health problems that contribute to stress, tiredness, and an inability to work – factors that hinder one’s ability to reach beyond the cycle of homelessness.
Want more information? Contact our Resource Development office at 603.641.9441 ext. 324.