SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah's Growing Edge Community Collaboration is celebrating the grand opening of a garden shade house at West Broad Street YMCA.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday for the beloved community urban farm shade house. The shade house is just one part of a broader initiative to establish a healthy food resource center on the West side of Savannah by developing the Garden at the YMCA for year-round production, expanding the YMCA's kitchen and creating a job training program for food production and nutrition education training.
“It's going to house some of our produce as we're growing our harvest year round, to see our families thrive in a healthy environment,” said West Broad YMCA Executive Director Zadonna Slay.
The initiative was funded through a grant by Gulfstream to address areas in the Coastal Empire that lack access to healthy, affordable food.