People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
The Co-op at 1st will be a community space that works to provide job trainings and space to implement skills learned at these trainings. A community run grocery store will be a focal point, along side a commissary kitchen. Trainings will meet department of health standards.
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
The Jovial Organic Gardens project has been developed to provide education in healthy and sustainable living, to create accessibility to high quality food for those in need, and to unify communities around the common goal of creatively increasing resource independence.
We have expanded to include and elementary greenhouse program with over 40 students, learning to grow their own food from seed to cafeteria. We donate over 2,500 lbs of produce in our first year of the program, and have more than doubled the amount of donated land in our second year. With twice the space and twice the volunteers, we expect o produce over 5,000 lbs of produce, feed over 250 families, educate over 40 homeowners on how to use their own property in a way that supports the environment and provides essential resources for their family and community, and educating over 300 volunteers in best garden practices.