SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY WITH FOOD GROWTH.
What started as a collaboration between two local visionaries is now a vivid community space that brings people together for events while celebrating music, art, food, and togetherness. Willowbeez SoulVeg and Maroon Arts Group have worked diligently for 3 years to maximize their grant impact by retrofitting 3 shipping containers to bring a performing arts stage, a walk-through art gallery, and a pop-up kitchen to a previously vacant city lot.
We have been fortunate to meet Sheri and Carnell, and their extended circle, and work with them to bring food to the MPACC Box Park. The food grown is shared between sourcing for vegan soul food served up by Willowbeez SoulVeg and the community through a weekly farmer's market. This revived vacant lot is at 925 Mt. Vernon Avenue Columbus, OH 43203.
Thanks to the help of student volunteers from CCAD and OSU, the garden has now been expanded to 6 raised beds with over 350 square feet of premium soil.
Come check out the space and be on the lookout for events!