Garden of Eden
There are several goals for our community garden:
The primary goal is to teach a diverse group of people how to grow nutritious foods by being a neighborhood demonstration garden for the participants who want garden fresh produce.
Another goal we have is to make nutritious foods available to a community of people who are not able to garden but who can supplement their daily food needs by availing themselves of the food pantry donations at the garden site. The produce from the garden will provide fresh healthy produce in conjunction with the canned foods from the pantry.
An additional goal is be a teaching garden for those who want to learn garden techniques which can then be applied to their home/apartment gardens. This goal is being achieved by working together with all ages and diverse racial and ethnic groups, college students and community service participants who learn gardening techniques and see of value of community service projects. This garden showcases how a dormant piece of property can be useful and productive to a whole community. Any area of idle land can be transformed into a verdant garden contributing to the welling of the whole by improving the surrounding environment.
A goal has been to utilize Dr. Joe Novak, a retired professor, who had taught gardening for 30 years at Texas A&M. He has been a valuable resource to our garden. We have accepted his offer of using his expertise to the community by offering a 4 session course on gardening. He has been vital in providing oversight to our volunteer efforts in getting this garden productive.
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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