Sistrunk Nutritional and Ornamental Community Garden
We are The Community Adoption Program, Inc., CAP, a 501 (c) 3 (non-profit) organization launching the Sistrunk Nutritional and Ornamental Community Garden. Uniting our local residents to cultivate the land to produce nutritious and healthy foods, our project is intended to address hunger by making local organic food easily available to residents in the community.
We are the only community garden located on Sistrunk Boulevard, a particularly economically disadvantaged area in Fort Lauderdale. The relevance and importance of our community garden efforts to establish itself as originally intended and designed is important to achieving critical long range environmental, economic and social benefits for our essentially food desert community.
We are directly driving social change by helping to educate the community on the benefits of organic gardening, nutrition and medicinal herbs leading to better health. Health is a great issue in our society. We use no pesticides and use all organic methods insuring that the food we grow is safe and healthy.
CAP, Inc. has been actively involved with the community since 2002 providing food for hungry families. Addressing the community’s needs; we serve families, children, the elderly, homeless and veterans alike. As we expand, it is our goal to develop educational events, workshops and a farmers market to further unite the community for its health and well-being continuing to utilize the garden as a distribution point for food bank goods.
We have been fortunate to realize part of our plans for the garden to support local artists. The murals on our walls were painted by some of our garden members children. In addition, we recently became the recipient of an art installation by a local artist whose art was partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
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3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA