EXCERPT from CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD
For some, the jewel of the garden is its juicy tomatoes. For others, it’s the crisp kale and red-leaf lettuce.
The community garden at Avenida Apartments on The Esplanade is a peaceful place where residents can learn about fresh, healthy foods and how to grow them.
The facility, operated through a partnership with Butte County Behavioral Health and Caminar, provides housing for those with mental illness and physical or developmental disabilities. Employment opportunities and work training are offered through Sensible Cyclery, an on-site used bike shop, and Pro-Touch, a grounds maintenance and janitorial service.