HCSWCD Partners with Be Well Family Care and Kiwanis Club of Carmel to Promote Urban Agriculture and Food Security
Andrew Fritz, Urban Agriculture Conservationist
This growing season the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District partnered with Be Well Family Care in Carmel by providing a Garden Tower™. The Garden Tower™ is like a super-planter capable of growing up to 70 or more plants within a very small space while also having the ability to create its own compost.
“The Garden Tower demonstrates how people with no yards, those living in apartments, the elderly, or folks of few resources can grow a ton of food with very little maintenance and with ease. With patients coming to Be Well Family Care, they get to see the garden in action,” Andrew Fritz, urban agriculture conservationist with the Hamilton County SWCD, said.
Additionally, youth who participated in the Carmel’s Kids Serving Carmel Camp, a program of the Kiwanis Club of Carmel, planted the Garden Tower™ this spring. This provided a teaching opportunity to learn about where food comes from and food security within the county.