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HOPE Provides Grant to Create Wynwood Community Garden

In the Fall of 2015, HOPE partnered with FoodScape Designs to build the Edible Forest Garden that will be located at the Jose de Diego Middle School in Wynwood. FoodScape Designs is a Miami, Florida-based firm that has designed and created “highly productive ecological landscapes since 2010.” Two volunteer teachers and fifty students are bringing FoodScape’s vision to life in the plaza at the center of the middle school inside two large planters and two smaller, rectangular clearings.

The students will grow bananas, spinach, boniato, papaya, pigeon pea, garlic, cassava, blackberries, blueberries and such exotics as acerola, jujube, chaya, pitomba, grumichama, and cacao in their garden. The students have begun working by shoveling rich brown mulch into the planters.

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