Franklinton Gardens is a program that operates six plots in Franklinton, the west side neighborhood that, some predict, might soon blossom into a redevelopment success story.

Franklinton Gardens is a program that operates six plots in Franklinton, the west side neighborhood that, some predict, might soon blossom into a redevelopment success story.

By growing healthful agriculture for the community's residents, the Franklinton Gardens initiative aims to promote nutrition, self-sustainability and area advancement.

Saturday you can help - without getting your hands dirty.

This benefit event at the new 400 West Rich arts complex will feature performances from local bands Old Hundred and Maza Blaska, beer from Columbus Brewing Company, food trucks, an auction and a dance party. A $5 donation is suggested, and all proceeds will help future food production efforts.