In the wake of the two Memphis Kroger closings, a new organization called C-3 Land Cooperative is working hard to ensure Memphians have access to healthy food.
The C-3 Land Cooperative not only provides access to fresh food, but also works to serve Memphis’s most impoverished areas by providing affordable housing, economic opportunity and educational opportunities.
C-3 Land Co-Op recently purchased two properties in the South Memphis neighborhood of Riverview, and they have plans to revitalize the areas and use them for community gardens. Some plots will be used for growing produce that the C-3 Land Co-Op will sell to support their programming, but others will be used solely for community members to grow their own food and/or grow and sell produce.
To prepare these plots, the C-3 Land Co-Op has set up a community event for Memphians to get involved and support the cause. Their goal for this event is to clear brush and prepare for the spring.
It’s an opportunity for people in the community to come out and meet us and for us to begin inhabiting the space.
–Lorrie Garcia, Treasurer, Board of Directors at C-3 Land Cooperative
So, get your chainsaws and hedge trimmers ready to support this awesome cause!
- When: Saturday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Where: 208 W Person Ave, Memphis, Tennessee
Community Partners include:
- Cornelia Crenshaw and Gaston Library
- St. John Baptist Church
- Vance Avenue Youth Development Center
- Westwood Community Center
- Communities Unlimited
- Fund for Democratic Communities
- Community Table Food Bank Garden