Noel Regachuelo and Joy Bagasala, Food Not Gutters

Date grant awarded: July 13, 2016

Noel Regachuelo, a community organizer, artist and activist was inspired to start the “Food Not Gutters” project because of a desire to build solidarity in every neighborhood, beautify streets, educate children about the practical importance of gardening and introduce organic produce and the health benefits of it in the community. Food Not Gutters is a community food gardening project utilizing unused sidewalk gutters around the neighborhood in Grandview Heights Subdvision. Food Not Gutters will build small urban vegetable gardens in front of the houses of community home owners, provide practical source of organic vegetables and herbs directly from the garden, teach children the importance of gardening and promote the health benefits of organic produce in their community.