Alliance Medical Ministry Community Garden
Alliance Medical Ministry’s mission is to address the health care needs of the working uninsured. While we provide conventional medical care we also embrace a holistic approach to treating the health and well-being of our patients. The garden is an important piece of our promotion of healthy living which encompasses programs like diabetes education classes, garden workdays, exercise classes and, most recently, we have partnered with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to provide Cooking Matters® educational courses and Vocies in Action to provide Faithful Families educational courses. These programs focus on ways to cook healthy foods as an extension of healthy eating and living. Through the garden we provide fresh food to limited income households and promote a “from the garden to the plate” concept in our community. Alliance Medical Ministry's Community Garden serves as an important source of healthy food in an area of Raleigh which has been identified as a food desert and community members benefit from the fruits of the garden, both in terms of produce, and in terms of valuable knowledge and community ties. We partner with local organizations like the Boys and Girls Club - Teen Center, Haven House (which works with at-risk youth), and Community Workforce Solutions (which supports persons with disabilities) to gain valuable volunteers while providing a space for self-empowerment and enrichment to these community members. The community garden is also supported by various church groups and individuals in the area.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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