The Homeless Garden Project helps homeless people transition back into life with a job, home and purpose. In this therapeutic garden environment, workers are able to combat homelessness and re-enter the work force.
Kresge College recently began offering a two-credit independent study course that focuses on expanding and improving the quality of the garden. Since the inception of the course, the garden has thrived, thanks to eager and involved students who enrolled in the spring session.
The sun breaks through clouds to find students from the Program In Community and Agroecology (PICA) tending to their gardens. Spring has arrived and it is time to turn soil beds and mulch in this pocket of campus. But except for the bus stop announcing the Village and Farm, there is little that suggests to the outside world that this microcosm of sustainable agriculture and cluster of bungalows even exist.