Franklinton Farm Project Competes for Pepsi Grant
Franklinton Gardens – an urban farming project located in the historic west side neighborhood of Franklinton – is currently competing for $50,000 in funding through the Pepsi Refresh Project.
Started in 2007 as a lone community garden on a small vacant lot, Franklinton Gardens has since developed into a thriving network of gardens and food production sites scattered throughout the neighborhood’s urban landscape. In addition to their organic food production efforts, Franklinton Gardens offers a wide range of garden-based activities, educational programs, and employment opportunities in order to empower neighbors and build a healthy community.
If received, Central Ohio’s 2010 Community Garden of the Year will use the funding to expand its organic food production efforts with the installation of four community gardens and food production sites. A portion of the money will also be used to rehab a recently acquired vacant house that will be used for the initiative’s newly developed internship program.
Support Franklinton Gardens during their Refresh campaign by voting each day on the website during the month of May or by texting 106216 to 73774.