Hopewell Gardens

A "New" Way to Farm

A "New" Way to Farm

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.

Water Harvesting: Collecting a Limited Resource

Water Harvesting: Collecting a Limited Resource

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.  

A Good Measure in the Marketplace

A Good Measure in the Marketplace

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.