Community gardening efforts blossom in New Brunswick as the newly-formed New Brunswick Community Gardening Coalition expand their collaborative mission to share resources, build neighborhood ties, and promote food security throughout New Brunswick, NJ.
Alena D’Auria is in her final semester as an undergraduate at Rutgers University studying all things politics, policy, and planning. Her research interests include community development initiatives pertaining to equity, accessibility, and value-added production within low-income neighborhoods. After graduation, Alena will be moving down to Atlanta, GA to expand upon these interests and pursue her Masters in City and Regional Planning. A full-blown “foodie,” she hopes to one day open her very own community café and raise awareness around issues of food security in urban centers.
Alena D’Auria had the opportunity to dig deeper into the garden’s goals and growth over the past semester and traces the successful community development strategies at play.
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