Huey’s has teamed up with local nonprofit GAIA to turn the grassy property at 1895 Madison Ave. next to Huey’s home office into a garden.
GAIA’s mission is to create awareness about environmental issues, and it will use the property to grow a vegetable, herb and flower garden. The garden will showcase greens, tomatoes, carrots, beans, broccoli, beets, squash, herbs and wildflowers in raised beds, and all products will be donated to local food banks and shelters.
This month, GAIA is planting seedlings into pots and between March and May will transfer plants into the raised beds. Products will be harvested throughout the year to donate.
GAIA also intends to use the space as a water collection site and to host field trips for local schools.