Come Grow with US campaign is a neighborhood initiative to repopulate, redevelop and reinvent the Key Coalition neighborhood. We were awarded a grant from the Neighborhoods Rising Fund, which we split between two projects.
The first part of the funding was put toward the Come Grow With Us Garden. We used NRF funding to purchase materials like herbs, raised beds, solar lighting, and park benches.
The second part of the funding was used to expand our Adopt-a-Lot services. Adopt-a-Lot is a Land Bank program that incentivizes the leasing and improvement of vacant lots. With NRF funding we were able to expand our services to include properties of elderly or disabled residents at no cost. This project has resulted in an increase in the number of residents at monthly meetings and on Key Coalition’s contact list.