Community Gardens are greatly beneficial to both community members and the environment. They can greatly reduce the impact of food deserts on the health and wellbeing of a city’s residents. We here at Go Green, Meridian! aim to increase the opportunity of residents to make healthy and informed choices.
With the creation of community gardens throughout the Queen City we will increase the access to fresh and local produce for our residents and decrease food insecurity. We also aim to provide greater education on eating healthy through our Growing Up Green! children’s program. Aiding the residents of Meridian through community driven initiatives is the mission of Go Green, Meridian!
Spring 2023- Love and Peas Community Garden
We are grateful for the people who have come to the garden and we will be thankful for the new group that comes. They always show up unannounced, a little shy but are always made welcome no matter their background. If you have ideas that can excite our little community garden, please reach out to us and “we hope to see you in the garden”
Children's Programming: Growing Up Green!
To ensure a sustainable future, it is essential that our children are exposed to sustainable living. We are excited to announce a new initiative "Growing Up Green!"
If your church, school or homeschool would like to schedule a tour of the garden, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-664-7255.
This is a free event, its held at the Love and Peas Community Garden, based on the time of year, the children can pick, plant or eat such variety of plants as fresh strawberries, carrots, sugar pod peas and blueberries.
The Love and Peas Community Garden is a 10,000 square foot garden that is used as a teaching platform for growing organic, sustainable food. We have a core base of members that work as a group every Saturday morning, year round. Mississippi is fortunate as our weather allows us to grow 12 months out of the year. In Fall we plant lettuce, cilantro, beets, turnips, carrots. Spring we plant potatoes, lettuce, chard and Summer the “classics” tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash and watermelons.
We have a strong passion for Heirloom varieties of plants, Native Plants and medicinal plants. For example we have Holy Basil and Tea Hibiscus which make refreshing and good for you teas.
As a teaching garden, we host several tours each year, from the Meridian Freedom Project to United Central Methodist pre K class. It’s always a fun and rewarding experience to have children in the garden as many have not had that life experience.
We are a diverse group and encourage all to come and work with us.
Annual Chunky River Float, please join us Spring 2023 for a “flora and fauna tour” of the Chunky River. The event will be guided by Gail Barton, one of the leading experts of plant life in the Southeastern US. It’s a fun day of relaxed swimming, wading, sitting in your canoe and learning about the diverse bio system of our region. Date and details to follow.
raising awareness | connecting community | living well
Go Green, Meridian is a now it's own 501-C - 3 Non-Profit!
To increase awareness, connect the community, support our local farmers and businesses, and create a more sustainable and healthy life for the people of Meridian and surrounding areas.
Our goal is to growing community around issues of sustainability by identifying sustainable initiatives, connecting those efforts, and expanding on them. We teach people to improve their quality of life through sustainable choices.