The Lowell Housing Authority, in partnership with Mill City Grows and Youth Build, is constructing raised community garden beds at the North Common Village Development. A dozen families have expressed interest in participating in the community garden program. On April 3rd several of these families assisted with the construction of the raised beds and filling them with the soil needed to grow their own vegetables. On April 22nd Mill City Grows will assist with the planting of seedlings to launch the beginning of the growing season. Mill City Grows is working with our residents to create an urban food production site and to give LHA residents the knowledge to grow their own food, access to healthy foods and activities. The Build-A-Garden program empowers residents to team up with Mill City Grows to transform physical spaces and create healthier neighborhoods through food production, community engagement and leadership. It is a very exciting and sustainable initiative!