Thinking Out Loud: Gardening at Patriot Place

Jan 28, 2018

Volunteers and staff from the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture build beds at Patriot Place. Entering its third season, the garden beds at Patriot Place provide grounding for the veterans who live there.
Credit Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture / Facebook

Head to the Eastern end of Columbia's Business Loop 70 and you'll find Patriot Place. The Columbia Housing Authority-owned apartments house U.S. veterans who have struggled to maintain their housing. At the back of the property lies a garden.

The 12-beds in this new community garden serve as an source of fresh air, fresh vegetables and stability for Patriot Place's residents. On a recent episode of KBIA's Thinking Out Loud, Carrie Hargrove from the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture talked with a resident veteran and a social worker about the garden's history, its meaning and future plans for a band of urban farmers.

These segments originally aired on January 23, 2018.

Listen for new episodes of Thinking Out Loud most Tuesday evenings at 6:30 on KBIA.