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The Shabazz Garden’s Renewal

Volunteers work to install edible landscaping on Shabazz Garden as an expansion on the North East side of the Malcolm X Birthplace

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Friends and Family, we are excited to announce the progress of revamping our Shabazz Garden, located on the South East end of our property adjacent to Adams Park (Malcolm X Avenue and Bedford Street). Below are a few photos of the progress. Mr. Jackson of Jacksons concrete supports the Shabazz Garden and has donated the sidewalk blocks from the AMES AVE project. Mike Dunn of Asphalt Maintenance has graded the property for installing the raised beds.

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Accomplishments as of April 2018

  • 1/2 Acres of land dedicated to the construction and maintenance of a community garden
  • Distributed over 400 Letters door-to-door in the 68111 Zip immediately surrounding the garden
  • Established 3 New Business supporters of the Shabazz Garden
  • Prepared over 600 seed bags for distribution to community members
  • Planted of 400+ Seeds in Partnership with BlackBurn Alternative High School
  • Recieved $650 in donations since April 1st

(Left: Tree Chips donated by B & E Tree Service and GreenLeaf Tree and Landscaping; Right: Seed Planting at Blackburn Alternative High)
(Left: Tree Chips donated by B & E Tree Service and GreenLeaf Tree and Landscaping; Right: Seed Planting at Blackburn Alternative High)

(Top: Recycled Concrete Pieces donated by Jacksons Complete Concrete; Bottom: Apr. 7 Garden Committee)
(Top: Recycled Concrete Pieces donated by Jacksons Complete Concrete; Bottom: Apr. 7 Garden Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are currently seeking volunteers to join our family! If interested, reach out to us at info@malcolmxfoundation.org for more details. Be sure to check our Upcoming Programs page for details on how to join the garden committee and get involved!

 

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