A local landscaper is using his stimulus money to put vegetable gardens in the backyards of low-income families. He wants to gift them the ability to afford to eat healthier.
“Eating healthy can be expensive. We want to change that.”
Neale Mansfield has had a dream for a long time to help families and communities grow their own food. He is using his own stimulus funds to install raised bed gardens for local families. Because he thought others might also be interested in helping other families in his community he launched the Backyard Gardens DFW initiative.
We are accepting requests for low-income families who would like to join the waiting list to receive a garden. And we are collecting information if anyone would like to volunteer time to install gardens too. If there is enough interest we will plan some weekends this spring to build multiple gardens.
With this initiative we hope to increase food security and help families save money on their food bills. An added benefit is that freshly harvested fruits and vegetables provide maximum nutritional value and also reduces waste.
With another round of stimulus checks in the works, we want to connect families that want to do something really positive, by helping a family in their community that would benefit from growing their own food.