Marion Polk Food Share’s Englewood Garden is located onsite at Englewood Apartments in Salem, an apartment complex that provides affordable housing for low-income seniors.
The garden is popular and well-loved by the residents. During the pandemic, the garden provided a unique opportunity for seniors to spend time outdoors, socialize and practice self-care. The garden has also helped fill the gap for the seniors at Englewood who face transportation barriers, making it difficult for them to go to the grocery store to buy fresh produce. Many of the seniors at Englewood share the produce they grow, and it has been a great way for them to know their neighbors and form friendships.