Annapurna's Kitchen Garden
Annapurna's Kitchen, a service project of The Unschool of Yoga, Inc., is a community based pay-as-you-can café. As part of our mission, we will help sustain, create and grow gardens, edible backyards and food forests within our neighborhoods. Currently, local growers donate produce to our monthly café and it is our hope that the garden project will increase this dynamic.
In our 3 year history, an average of 100 people attend our monthly dinners while 30 volunteers donate time, energy and resources. A diverse group of patrons have experienced Annapurna’s Kitchen including the homeless, young families, people on the financial edge, students, local politicians and business owners.
Recently, a partnership with Seed Of Life Nurseries, a local nonprofit dedicated to teaching financially struggling families how to grow and cook their own food, has opened new doors for us as they have offered to grow a plot for Annapurna’s Kitchen. We hope to help supply them with the seeds and tools needed as a sign of reciprocity. With the help of Seed Of Life Nurseries we will provide hands on training and supplies to participants which will give them the experience needed to foster food independence. 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 while feeling connected to an extended family where trust, love and friendship is strengthened. We promote the values of selfless service with this garden project. We hope to empower individuals and families who may be inspired to begin their own gardens.
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