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Seeds of Equity Community Garden
This Garden will encourage our young Black/BIPOC gardeners to be responsible, showing greater self-expression, dignity, integrity, respect, knowledge of their environment, and will demonstrate the importance of reconnecting people to nature while inspiring a new generation of environmental stewards.
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About the event
The Seeds of Equity Community Garden is in alignment with the vision of creating, educating, and validating the goal of equitable outcomes for Black &b BIPOC families. Martin Luther King Jr. said “The time is always right to do what is right.”
This Garden will encourage our young Black/BIPOC gardeners to be responsible and capable with greater self-expression, dignity, integrity, respect and knowledge of their environment. This project will demonstrate the importance of reconnecting people to nature while inspiring a new generation of environmental stewards. This project will address economic disparities in farming and fight against hunger and secure food sovereignty.
Seeds of Equity Community Garden will:
1. Address disparities of food insecurity - A lack of policies around food accessibility paired with shortfalls in our food systems have created vast stretches of food deserts and nutrition disparities.
2. Bring community together - Building stronger community relationships through agriculture is a great idea to improve environmental, health, societal & economical advancements.
3. Improve access to perishable foods through farming - Many people find that they can’t afford to buy enough nutritious groceries with what’s left over at the end of the month. Food assistance can help individuals and families stay housed by freeing up funds for housing, bills and other expenses.
4. Bring families together - All over the world, families want the same things — a safe place to live, an education for their children and nutritious meals to keep them strong and healthy. When people have access to healthy, nourishing food, it helps the entire community thrive.
5. Birth youth leaders in farming/gardening- We envision building a career pathway for traditionally marginalized youth into the local food economy, complete with mentorship, leadership skill-building, hands-on farming experiences, and justice-oriented instruction.
Our approach is to introduce gardening as an art. Incorporating the arts into garden-based learning programs helps learning to become meaningful. Art enhances the learning process through hands-on experiences that foster critical thinking and creative expression. For many young people, creating art is a natural form of self-expression and is a central source of fulfillment, relaxation, and creativity in their lives.