Wyoming Food For Thought Project Launches New Community Garden Concept
The Wyoming Food For Thought Project has given Casper so much since it's inception. Among plenty of other activities, they host the Weekend Backpack Program, the Farmers Market, and more. Now, they're getting the city involved with their Community Garden:
CASPER – This Saturday, the small gravel area under the swing-set at Dallason Park will be transformed. Youth volunteers from the Church of Christ Youth Group will help Wyoming Food for Thought Project, in partnership with Keep Casper Beautiful and the City of Casper Parks Department, transform a little-used part of Dallason Park into a future community garden. The service project takes place from 2pm – 5 pm at Dallason Park, located at Melrose and Burlington Streets.
“We thought that Dallason Park was an ideal place for this project and are proud to be working with Wyoming Food for Thought,” stated Parks division superintendent Dan Coryell.
“Community gardens are a great way to use community spaces and can be a very beautiful addition to green spaces,” stated Keep Casper Beautiful volunteer coordinator Beth Andress. “Flowers are not the only way to beautify an area-- Wyoming Food for Thought’s edible garden will be a beautiful addition to Dallason Park,” continued Andress.
“One of the biggest concepts we’re working to forward is the idea of locally grown food for everyone in our community. We’re excited to have the City of Casper on our team and hope this project can be the first of many,” explained Jamie Purcell, Executive Director for Wyoming Food for Thought Project.
Wyoming Food for Thought Project is a locally run community non-profit organization working to forward the idea of equitable food access for everyone. This garden concept is based off the “Food is Free” program in Austin, Texas, which forwards the idea that food can be grown for everyone in places like front yards, planter boxes, and community park areas.
To find out more about this or other programs of the Wyoming Food for Thought Project visit www.wyfftp.org or call 307-337-1703.