The Garden at St. Paul
Our 2,500 square foot garden will strengthen our neighborhood community by providing women and their families opportunities to learn about gardening, growing fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, and understanding how to prepare and sell the fruits of their labor. The community surrounding the garden is at risk of food insecurity and chronic desease such as diabetes and obesity. Participation in the garden will improve food security and the health of those involved. It will also forge beneficial relationships through working together and sharing resources; encourage learning how to use readily available resources to increase sustainability and decrease the cost of starting up a garden, and; develop leadership and homesteading skills through our women's garden club, Las Flores, and our afterschool program Wonderful Wednesday.
We will demonstrate a variety of growing methods such as raised beds, container gardens, and square foot gardens so, regardless of having limited growing space, a busy schedule or a growing family, everyone can be inspired to grow their own food and have access to developing a business model for selling at our local farmers markets.
In addition to our existing relationships with Boy Scouts, Mission Tyler, and numerous other volunteer groups, our partnerships with the East Texas Community Food Coalition and the University of Tyler provide us coordinated support of our Smith County Master Gardeners and Extension Agents, local farmers and producers, educators, student organization, and other Community Garden groups helping strengthen the longevity and depth of the project.
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