Good Food Project
The Good Food Project demonstration garden sits on nearly one-third of an acre next to the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. The quaint, petal-shaped garden beds are maintained by a small staff and regular volunteers. The site is used as a living laboratory for garden education classes, school field trips, and local food initiative gatherings. An irrigation system, hoop house, compost station, and gazebo enhance the garden setting.
Fresh, nutritious vegetables are routinely harvested, then given to Food Bank clients to supplement their diets. More than 60 varieties of vegetables are grown year-round along with herbs, flowers, fruit trees, and berry bushes.
This project was made possible by a substantial gift from Keller Enterprises, an Alexandria-based agricultural company through the Central Louisiana Community Foundation, to fund the initial years of the project. The Food Bank of Central Louisiana administers the Good Food Project. Keller Enterprises management had an earnest desire to provide fresh, high quality produce, reconnect people to the food they eat, educate them about good nutrition and sustainable garden practices and establish a strong sense of community in the Central Louisiana area.
Currently, the Good Food Project has 7 off-site gardens diversely located at after-school youth programs, a homeless shelter for women and children, a low-income neighborhood, and 8 active public schools garden sites. Additionally, there are over 10 potential sites on our wait list.
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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