Ciudad Verde

The sign on the fence of the community garden Ciudad Verde reads “Dedicado a todos aquellos que se dedican hacer una diferencia en la comunidad” or “dedicated to all those who dedicate themselves to make a difference in the community”.

Ciudad Verde is one of Nuestras Raíces’ Market Gardens, run by gardener Heriberto Santiago, one of the founding member of Nuestras Raíces. He grows his produce here and sells it at numerous locations including the farmers markets in Holyoke. He has a large customer base here and has been at it for 20 years.