North Campus Community Garden
Following the closure of the Beloit Correctional Facility the Kansas Legislature donated the grounds and buildings back to the City of Beloit. The Beloit City Council approved a proposal from the Parks and Recreation Director to use a portion of the land for the community garden. A Community Garden Committee was formed to give direction to the project. The goals of the garden are to utilize the idle land; provide plots for those that do not have an area for gardening; enable individuals with limited incomes to grow their own food; provide a teaching venue from groups such as day care children and special needs audiences; provide excess produce to the local food pantry and senior citizens; and encourage exercise, socialization and production of nutritious food. The garden is an allotment garden with a sliding scale for plot fees for individuals or families that cannot afford the fees.
Kansas Community Garden Grant funds will enable the group to purchase water line and irrigation supplies, equipment shed, tools, and educational materials