Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Peace Garden Project, nominated by donor
Griffinan. They work against -isms and phobias in the world while feeding people. They don't just grow food, they grow healthy community. You can find their web site here.
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About nominee Peace Garden Project
We plant seeds, but we don't just grow food, we grow hope. More than 42 million people in the United States are food insecure. Anyone is welcome to join us on our garden work days. Our work days are one of the primary ways that we build community. We plant seeds together, and work the land together. No one works alone, and all of the food goes to the community. If you come early on harvest day, you can also go home with a fresh loaf of bread baked by one of our interns.
Join us on harvest day. The vegetables from our harvest go to families in the community that are in need. Individuals and families self-select. We want to remove the shame from being food insecure. Families can come and work with us on harvest day but this is not a prerequisite for receiving produce from the garden. Following the harvest and distribution, stay for Pizza! We will gather around tables and have vegetarian pizza while we learn about each other and continue our process of building community.
We believe it is important for all people to have access to fresh food. Our produce is free from pesticides. Though not certified organic, we recognize the value of food being free from chemicals, pesticides, and other types of additives. We don't use any of these in the growing of our food.
So please visit the page of nominee Peace Garden Project to vote for, like, or discuss this cause!