Gaia Gardens is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to demonstrating and teaching urban farming, using sustainability, biodynamic and permaculture practices.
We believe that lasting ecological health and social well being is fostered by rekindling our connection to the Earth and reclaiming our food sovereignty.
Gaia Gardens, Santa Fe’s only urban farm (one-acre, certified organic), has operated successfully for two seasons, demonstrating the viability of farming within the City limits. The farm sells produce at the Farmers Market and through a 20 member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
In addition, Gaia Gardens works to foster the ongoing growth of urban farming by teaching its basic tenets to a large number of people, including kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school students.
Food safety and food sovereignty have increasingly become some of the most vital issues of our time. Having places for people to come together to practice growing food in an urban setting, as well as share knowledge and seeds, is vital to the future of our communities.
To that effect, we are actively engaged in helping to create a sustainable urban farming ordinance that embraces the tremendous potential of local urban agriculture to mitigate climate change, reduce food insecurity, empower future farmers, and nurture the entire community.
In 2013, the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission recognized Gaia Gardens for its community efforts with an award for best sustainable food system.
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