2013 Community Excellence Award Finalist - Belding:
In June of 2010, the “idea seed” was planted to start a community garden in Belding. The Community Garden Group, in affiliation with Belding Area Schools and the city of Belding, built the garden in the spring of 2012. The garden is accessible to all residents of Belding and surrounding areas. It provides social, educational, and nutritional opportunities to those who may not otherwise have access. At every level the garden is truly “community”—from resident/family, school spaces, and a food pantry garden—everyone has a space to come sow, plant, and harvest!