Edible Avalon is a community gardening program that provides fresh, organic produce to tenants. The gardens are located at eighteen of our properties. Each year we had some programming designed to help tenants improve their health and nutrition, learn about gardening, and enhance their leadership skills. We also have a booth at the Westside Farmer’s Market where our Youth Leadership Program participants sell their organic produce to the public.
Tenants and community volunteers coordinate the gardening sites and work with University of Michigan Dietetic Interns to help tenants learn about healthy eating and food preparation. Avalon’s Plant A Seed Youth Leadership Program supports teens as mentors to the younger children so that everyone benefits and learns from the Edible Avalon program.