Planting gardens & orchards to help feed people.
The purpose of the Community Orchard and Garden is to provide for those in need and to promote the benefits of growing your own fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables in an urban environment. Apples, pears, plums, peaches, and more thrive in our area if cared for correctly. Community projects, such as the orchard, help to improve people’s access to a healthy, affordable, and sustainable food source, and to improve community food security.
The orchard and garden offers the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family in the outdoors. This is a great opportunity to provide families with the knowledge and means to grow their own fresh produce and thus control their own food security.
Get to know your neighbors. The orchard and garden help to bring the community together through cooperative care of the fruit trees and the garden plants.
Grow your own low cost fruits and vegetables to save money in these tough economic times.
Nutritionists recommend that we eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. By harvesting your own, you can ensure that you have the freshest food available. Growing your own food has been shown to reduce stress and offers the added health benefits of exercise, fresh air, and peace and quiet
By growing in our own community, we cut down on the energy and emissions that would otherwise be used to transport food to the local supermarkets.
Gardening skills are developed by growing your own food. Moreover, food production is an ecological and sustainable means of economic development that addresses both hunger and hopelessness.
Develop the local production of fruits and vegetables and to provide community food security.
Teaching & Education
The orchard and garden are designed as a demonstration area where people can learn about growing fruit trees in small urban spaces while ensuring that the orchard receives proper care. It also encourages healthy eating by raising awareness about the origins of our food.
The Children’s Gardening Program is an in-school and after-school program to help children and youth learn about and enjoy the benefits of gardening. Children are introduced to food production, nutrition, composting, ecological awareness, and preparing the food they grow. The purpose is to delight and engage children in the wonders and beauties of making things grow, of learning to save our environment, and to spread this knowledge to others.
Produce for the People is
gardeners growing food for local people in need.
Individuals can donate produce from their own gardens or assist in the community garden plots.
This allows gardeners to provide an even greater benefit to the community.
- Plant extra in your garden plot for the hungry.
- Help with the garden plots in the community gardens.
- Donate a percentage of produce from your garden.
- Volunteer to deliver produce to local food agencies.
- Donate to Feeding Many, Inc. for the development of the community garden.
- Encourage your fellow gardeners to donate their extra produce.