WRCC Garden Project
GROW IT, EAT IT, SELL IT
The Womens Rehabilitation, Counseling Center (WRCC) educational garden will serve as a tool for healthy eating, sustainable living, and resource management. USGBC CAP volunteers will empower the staff and residents of the WRCC by providing the tools, education, and inspiration needed for gardening. A garden design will be provided for the first installation. Residents and staff will be given the knowledge and tools to design future installations. Volunteers will provide weekly maintenance for the first year. Education and tools will be provided such that staff and residents can maintain the garden for years to come. Resources will be provided so that the extra food from the garden may be sold in a local farmers market. Our community will be stronger through the teaching, inspiring, and guiding of residents to grow healthy food, eat healthy food, and sell healthy food. The goal for the garden is to create a sustainable project which can provide residents with a food source as well as an income during their time at the WRCC and in their new homes.
As humans we have basic needs which must be met on a daily basis. Food is one of the basic needs that lower income families struggle with. Healthy food is a dream and abundant food is unheard of. By educating the families at WRCC we are empowering them to feed their families with healthy and inexpensive foods. Bringing community members together to educate and inspire gardening helps strengthen the residents confidence in themselves as well as highlighting the challenge of homelessness and hunger in our community.
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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