DON Enterprises helped spearhead the launch of a community garden initiative in both the Lower East Side and the South Side of the City of New Castle in partnership with the Lawrence County Conservation District. The South Side garden is located at the site of the former Pollock Avenue School, and the Lower East Side garden sits on North Walnut Street near Croton Avenue.
Today, the gardens are supported by the community and grow vegetables that community members are able to use to supplement their household food budgets.
Volunteers are always welcome to join the community effort around these gardens with clean-up events, plant maintenance through the rainwater collection system and to help harvest vegetables in the summer months.
For more information call Elm Street Manager Ken Rice at 724-652-5144.