ABOUT THE SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY GARDEN
The Southside Community Garden is a network of home gardens throughout the 76104 zip code of Fort Worth, TX. If you are interested in joining the Southside Community Garden, click here to learn more.
Did you know that 76104 is the zip code with the lowest life expectancy in Texas? While the state average is 78.5 years, the average for 76104 is 66.7.
If you want to buy fresh produce or unprocessed food in 76104, your options are limited. A 2013 study identifies this area as a food apartheid.
While food apartheids and poverty contribute to the low life expectancy of the area, police brutality is also responsible for lives lost too soon. Atatiana Jefferson was murdered by Fort Worth Police in her mother’s home on October 12, 2019. A mural in her memory stands at the corner of Evans and E. Allen in 76104, a few blocks from her home.
The area identifies 38% Black, 43% Hispanic, 15% white, 2% Asian, 1% multiple ethnicities, with a median age of 30.5.
Access to healthy food is a vital part of longevity. Donate to the Southside Community Garden today! 100% of donations go directly to garden materials.