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  

1 person found this review helpful

It is a privilege to be a part of the GGP. I am continually amazed at the level of involvement and commitment from the community and other organizations. I have truly enjoyed the work and getting my hands dirty, but most of all it's the people that make the difference. It is great to meet new people each week and to know that we are all working to help other people in need.
As we look forward to the future of the GGP, I am really excited about some of the upcoming project and the additional food we will be able to produce using natural resources.

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

knowing that I am a part of an organization of good people, who through their joints efforts have donated over 25k pounds of fresh vegetables.

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

Overall, I believe things are progressing better that expected. There are areas that need attention but those areas are actively being addressed by everyone involved.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Generous Garden Project is one of the most unique non-profits in Greenville, SC and is doing great work to connect healthy foods to those who would otherwise be without. The Generous Garden is a conglomerate of families, professionals, students and internationals who all come together for a common cause: to fight hunger in a slightly different way by growing and gleaning food for those in need. As this non-profit continues to grow, it will soon revolutionize the way food is grown for the hungry, the poor, the underserved, the widowed and the lowly. I am blessed to be a part of this organization.

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

I've personally spent multiple morning gleaning with this organization in the fertile Upstate of SC. We've salvaged entire fields of that would have otherwise rotted and donated it to relief organizations across the county. I've witnessed the joy fresh produce can be for those who don't know where their next meal may come from (if at all).

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

The Generous Garden Project has set its goals high. I've seen us accomplish a LOT in the beginning months, but we need to focus on capitalizing on our available land and resources before we consider further expansion. We still have to find that balance between dreams and reality, while always pushing the cuff on expectations.

 
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