Simon Njeru reports from Kenya about the successes he and his brother have had teaching their neighbors how to grow food and create safe stoves, leading to education for dozens of more neighbors each month.
Things are ever-changing at our community garden here at G.O.D. to meet the variety of needs we encounter on the day-to-day. Read Brett Madron's report on the upcoming changes that will further expand our efforts to provide fresh, nutritious food for our surrounding neighbors.
Hopewell Gardens is working to extend their Farm-to-School program to two more schools in the local area, providing nutrient tense fresh food to primary-aged kids. Read how you can help us expand our growing area to grow healthier food for more children.
According to the World Bank, agriculture is the main source of income and employment for 70 percent of the world's poor who live in rural areas. Our garden serves as a tutor not only for ecologically responsible, high-yielding agricultural methods, but more importantly as means of empowerment for any struggling farmer, anywhere.
Over 20 volunteers work in the garden each week, giving a collective 400 hours a month. Volunteers get hands-on experience and are taught the art of gardening from our experts. Kelly Jobe photographs a market day from sun up to sun down in this photo story.
Seth Davis, Director of Agriculture at G.O.D. Int'l, tracks the journey from the beginning of our beekeeping in 2013, to our full-fledged apiary in 2015. The article features Jeff Sherrod, our chief beekeeper.
Modeling safe harvesting systems on individual homes is a sustainable and duplicable solution to the systemic water problem. Our philosophy of development focuses on the knowledge, training and experience of workers before they implement programs and technologies in these areas.
This fall, Seth Davis traveled to Uganda to bring much needed farm tools. While there, he facilitated multiple agricultural seminars and empowered 10 farmers. The following article by Davis is an informational overview of each of Davis’ teachings.
From January-July of 2012, our garden harvested 458 pounds of produce, but from January-July of 2013, we harvested 2,260 pounds of produce (a 500% increase). With such a dramatic increase in produce came an urgent need to preserve and distribute food to prevent waste. Breann Bennecker, manager of the Nyumba kitchen, lost no time in taking on this task. Forging relationships with neighbors and the local farmers market, Hopewell Gardens has become a customer favorite in its distribution of local organic produce.