Connecting the dots: Our community-based food system
Since 2012, over 200 low income Home Garden participants and their families have learned to grow and enjoy their own healthy, organic vegetables. Last year we have enhanced the home gardening component with the Deep Roots component, where we have started to train gardeners out of each gardening cohort to become organic gardening mentors who manage a caseload of four new gardeners. Our new economic development component, the Super Jardineros project, is being fully launched in 2015: we have recruited five experienced gardeners to germinate culturally preferred seedlings - like okra or epazote - in home nurseries. We will be starting in March with five workshops on how to germinate seeds and then we will hold a few more trainings on how to run a successful small business.
If you are interested in knowing more about this project or to prenotate your unique seedlings, please connect with us!