ELIGIBLE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
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San Antonio, TX
Green Spaces Alliance is non-profit organization that serves San Antonio through three programs that address land conservation, community engagement and education for our city's precious natural resources. The organization began in 1998 as a land trust to help preserve environmentally sensitive land over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. Since then, additional programming through our Picture Your World Youth Photography Program and The Community Gardens Program has helped to involve and inform thousands of urban residents about the importance of nature in San Antonio and their role in it.
The Green Scheme provides leadership, education, training, and awareness on a wide variety of environmental topics from healthy living to green career pathways. Our organization seeks to engage and empower communities where poor health outcomes and poor environmental conditions are most prevalent to promote healthy living in conjunction with environmental justice issues. We are here to promote sustainable living for the prosperity of our communities and planet in ways that are relevant and relatable. We make Green cool!
Community Gardens of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Community Gardens of Henry County have been partnering for ten years to provide gardening opportunities for the residents of Henry County GA, with an emphasis on our seniors and low income residents. We currently manage three active community gardens and have plans for two more. We are able to grow, harvest and distribute over 10,000 pounds of fresh nutritious vegetables at our Helping Harvest Garden, supporting several charities that serve people in great need. Our gardeners are diverse and our gardens are very productive!
Promise of Peace Gardens works with folks across North Texas and beyond to transform vacant spaces into thriving places. P.O.P. Gardens serve as a context for folks from all backgrounds to come together, learn and support one another with sustainable life styles. We have built three sustainable gardens in East Dallas and offer programming at each that consist of horticulture, garden to table cooking classes and art explorations. The Promise of Peace Gardens is a hands-on, heart-centered organization dedicated to instilling a sense of brotherhood across our communities, making sure every child has enough local food.
The Garfield Park Community Council works to revitalize the vibrant and proud community of Garfield Park on Chicago's West Side. One of the GPCC's signature efforts is its 31-member Garfield Park Garden Network and Neighborhood Market, both sources of fresh, healthy food and community-building in one of Chicago's most distressed communities. We are specifically seeking support for the Fulton Street Vegetable and Flower Garden, which plays a major role in the community by hosting volunteers and youth interns, producing vegetables for the Market, and teaching others to grow healthy food, all within one of the communities' most beautiful gathering spaces.
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is a non-profit organization based in Detroit's North End community. MUFI's mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities and potentially develop a broader model for redevelopment for other urban communities. Our primary focus is the redevelopment of a two block area in Detroit's North End, which is being positioned as an epicenter of urban agriculture. Centered around "adaptive reuse of the built-environment", we are hoping to demonstrate strategies for increasing food-security, cost-competitive models for blight-deconstruction, and innovation in Blue-&-Green infrastructure.