Garden brings food and beauty to Springfield apartments

The garden grows a range of food that includes pumpkins, peppers and herbs.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Families living at the Robinson Gardens apartments in Springfield’s Pine Point neighborhood now have their own garden both for food and to help beautify the neighborhood.

Residents told 22News that they’re proud of the hard work that went into crafting and completing their project with the Springfield housing authority.

Evette Fernandez told 22News, “We’re trying to build a role model community, also it’s a pilot project that we’re doing right here. We’d like to bring it to other developments.”

Petra Menger described some of the benefits of the garden, saying, “Get the news out to people to get some fresh vegetables for your kids. It’s a lot cheaper than having to go to the market every time. I made some eggplant parmesan, eggplant, and I had a bunch of tomatoes so I made pasta sauce.”

It’s been a proud day for the families who call the Robinson Gardens apartments home. The Pine Point neighborhood’s newest garden now grows a range of healthy food that includes pumpkins, peppers and a variety of herbs.