Growing an Urban Community Garden Project
Wyomanock Center, Inc. - Non-Profit - www.wyocenter.org
Although Westside Farm Project has been operating for only two years, the initiative has generated the support of over 36 local organizations and businesses, numerous individuals, and the City of Pittsfield. From 2008 to 2010, the Project has grown from one to three gardens and has gone from producing 500 pounds to over 3,000 pounds of vegetables per year. Only one individual receives paid compensation at this time, but if fundraising efforts pay off in 2011, the organization could build its capacity city- and even county-wide. The Project is poised for exponential expansion with proper strategic planning.