God’s Word is the bedrock to developing a farm full of people that are concerned with loving their neighbor through enacting love, justice and righteousness through their work.
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.
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.