Generous Garden Project

Rating: 4.6 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 161 Verdin Road Greenville SC 29607 USA

Mission: At the Generous Garden Project (a non-profit), our mission is to help fight hunger by growing, harvesting, training and coordinating delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables around the Greenville, South Carolina area. We provide lovingly grown, locally grown fresh produce to local food banks, shelters and ministries. We also partner with organizations and communities to teach hands-on gardening methods so they can become more self-sustainable.
Results: For the months of April, May, June, July and Aug 2011 we have given away 27,000 pounds of fresh produce.
Target demographics: Anyone struggling to find their next meal
Geographic areas served: The Upstate South Carolina
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Rating: 5 stars  

My 13yr son and I have volunteered for the Generous Garden Project since April 2011. We have worked through the hot SC summer and have not missed a single weekend!
For years I have given "non-perishables" to organizations with a bit of apprehension knowing that the canned veggies are loaded w/ sodium and preservatives.

Sugar Diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure are illnesses that disproportionally affect poor people, I've ofter wondered how are we perpetuating their ill health with our "good works" of giving.

Working in the Generous Garden lets me contribute to the poor in a wholesome, life giving, nourishing way!

May God Bless the vision, the leaders, and the hands in the Garden.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've dropped off veggies to soup kitchens and have seen the grateful & surprised looks on the workers faces!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure they had plenty of money to do what they needed to do.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Generous Garden Project allows me to help in the community while I am fully employed elsewhere. Serving time is flexible; I can participate to the extent i am able while still keeping my family and work responsibilities. There are ample opportunities for planting, maintaining, and harvesting in the community garden. In addition, there are gleaning opportunities, and many "behind-the-scenes" tasks that can be done from home. It is a worthwhile service opportunity that can fit into anyone's schedule.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having the opportunity to deliver produce to charitable organizations

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

bring more volunteers to our organization, along with additional funding!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Our family looks forward to Saturday mornings...a chance to meet new volunteers and work together at the garden-harvesting, planting, preparing soil, tending to plants, socializing, and ultimately GIVING. We grow to give fresh produce to others in need. Our hearts are to be a vital part of giving life and hope to those experiencing difficult times.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

delivering fresh produce to several area organizations as well as individual families in need. I've read multiple email testimonies and thank you cards as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see more money raised to be able to grow life-giving, nutrient rich foods during the winter months via greenhouses.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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