The Shawnee Garden of Principles is located at 303 Amy Ave. in the Shawnee neighborhood.The Shawnee Garden of Principles began in 2009 and quickly became a point of pride in the community. Members of the community of all ages came together to create a space where neighbors could grow healthy foods and get to know one another. Shawnee does not have a grocery store, so access to fresh fruits and vegetables is extremely limited. I believe that the revitalization of this garden can not only provide a point of pride within the neighborhood, but a vital link to healthier choices.
The Shawnee Garden of Principles provides the opportunity for individuals to not only grow their own food, but it allows them to take ownership of a piece of the community. The garden provides educational opportunities for local school children, and a place where families can bond and create lasting memories. For individuals not directly involved in the garden, the Shawnee Garden of Principles provides a beautiful point of pride. It is filled with flowers and plants and will give them a positive piece of Shawnee. In addition, there are plans to utilize half of the garden to grow produce that can be donated to the patients of Shawnee Christian Healthcare.