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.