Annapurna's Kitchen Garden
Annapurna's Kitchen, is a community based pay as you can cafe. As part of our mission of service, we will create garden's, edible backyards and food forests within our neighborhood. So far, one quarter acre of land has been donated for this effort. Currently, local growers donate produce to our once a month pay as you can cafe. The garden project will increase this dynamic.
In our 17 month history, an average of 100 people attend each dinner. 30 volunteers donate time, energy and resources each month. Over 1000 people have experienced Annapurna’s, including the homeless, young families, people on the financial edge, students, local politicians and business owners; a diverse group.
The food grown in the gardens will supplement the cafe, be bartered at local farm markets and offered to volunteers who serve in the cafe or in the gardens. Hands on training in the gardens will build experience and the knowledge needed to foster food independance. Our vision is to offer a direct experience of growing the food, bringing it to the kitchen and sharing a meal in the pay as you can model. Volunteers learn team building, outreach and valuable life skills. We address a fundamental human need by providing every person healthy food. In addition we empower people by offering them the opportunity to serve and be served and feel connected to an extended family where trust, love and friendship is strengthened. It will promote the values of selfless service into new projects and gardens. This will expand their vision and empower individuals and families to grow thier own
food to bring to their own tables .
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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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA