Rock Garden Green House Garden
Our goal is to be able to plant vegetables to provide a source of fresh produce to women facing crisis situations who are unemployed and who have children to care for. Any excess produce is given away to other homeless shelters or to other non profits that distribute food free to the hungry. Our other goal is to plant flowers so that we can sell to raise money from the sale of flowers, for the womens shelter. We sell flowers in churches, farmers markets, local garden and other festivals as well as garden shows. Our primary beneficiaries are women and children facing crises situations and have no where to go. The Hiding Place place provides a safe and secure place for these women to live while they are able to learn new skills, attend counseling sessions to deal with their emotional scars and obtain an education or other technical skills that will allow them to secure profitable employment to enable them become self sustaining, successful members of the community. Some women arrive in the Hiding Place pregnant with no family or financial support. The Hiding Place is able to help them obtain medical assistance and parenting skills so that they are able to care for their children. The Hiding Place is completely reliant on grants, contributions, generous donations from individuals and in kind support from various agencies. By having its own produce garden, we ensure that the home has a regular supply of fresh produce and we have a source and means to raise funds. In addition we are able to save funds on the purchase of food and we can train mothers on how to incorporate fresh vegetables into a daily diet for themselves and their children.
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