Lawrence community garden aims to fill food desert void

Posted at 12:24 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 00:24:49-04

LAWRENCE, Ind. – The closing of several grocery stores in parts of Lawrence and Indy’s east side have caused neighbors to come up with their own solution to food deserts – a community garden.

Lawrence Community Gardens sits in the 9200 block of E. 46th Street, and volunteer gardeners hope it will produce 800 pounds of food per week in the near future.

The garden was made possible by Monarch Beverage, who provided six acres, although only two are currently in use.

Learn more about how the community plans to utilize the garden in the video player above.