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The New Buffalo Institute at Canisius College will develop a 20-bed community garden in a vacant lot on Jefferson Avenue with support from three local granting organizations. 

Plans call for a community-engaged effort to cultivate a fresh vegetable garden and create a healthy gathering space for neighbors of the college.  A cross-section of local residents, block clubs, youth groups and members of the faith community will build the garden, plant, manage and tend the vegetables throughout the growing season with support from Canisius College students.  

The initiative is receiving significant support from three local organizations:  Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) Spark, HOPE Buffalo and Love Your Block. 

The cultivated food will provide fresh produce to the neighboring community. Vegetables harvested will also be donated to the food pantry at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ.  

To find out more about the community garden click here

Submitted by: College Communications