Organic Vegetables

Mrs. Frances Nash's Garden Basket


Healthy produce should be available to everyone.

The Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission (MSAAHCC) is pleased to announce Frances Nash’s Garden Basket in partnership with the African Heritage Food Co-Op and the East Side Garden Walk. With the support of a dedicated anonymous donor, Frances Nash’s Garden Basket will distribute 50 free Community Supported Agriculture Farm Shares, providing families with fresh and healthy produce throughout the 2022 Farming Season.  


After attending various health lectures, Mrs. Nash developed an interest in nutrition and  became an advocate for healthy eating. She became knowledgeable about vitamins, food-groups, proteins, and starches. In the 1940s, Mrs. Nash developed a large vegetable garden in the back of her home at 36 Potter Street. For many years this garden supplied the neighborhood and the Nash’s friends with organically grown foods. 

Since Mrs. Nash’s passing, the Michigan Street Corridor and surrounding areas have increasingly suffered from food insecurity caused by poverty, unemployment/under-employment, and inconsistent access to enough healthy food. Frances Nash’s Garden Basket will continue the work of Mrs. Nash by providing fresh and healthy food options to the community for free.

An anonymous donor has provided enough funds to feed 50 people throughout the entire summer season. Can you help double that gift to ensure that we provide healthy food options to those who need it most?

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Internship Opportunity

Are you a student looking for a summer opportunity at a nonprofit that will let you help make a difference? The MSAAHCC is looking for an intern to assist with Mrs. Frances Nash's Garden Basket. 

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Audrey Clark, Program Manager by April 30, 2022 . Please include Internship in the subject line. The start date is flexible based on student/intern availability.