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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: To create justice-driven community-based programs.

Programs: From the ground up: apprenticeship program offering at-risk youth training and mentorship in farming, gardening and entrepreneurial skills and leadership development. Garden gateway workshop: the garden gateway nutrition education program improves the health of children and adults by teaching gardening and healthy cooking skills that increase their opportunity to access and consume more fresh fruits and vegetables.

village market place (vmp): a mission-driven business located in south los angeles that sells and distributes fresh, organic produce, herbs and food products cultivated from community mini-farms and purchased from local farmers. The vmp business generates revenue through produce bag subscriptions and separate food product sales to community members.

garden gateway workshop: the garden gateway nutrition education program improves the health of children and adults by teaching gardening and healthy cooking skills that increase their opportunity to access and consume more fresh fruits and vegetables.

growing healthy: engages youth in urban farming and other food-centered learning as a tool to help them adopt a healthier lifestyle that includes eating more fresh local foods and developing an awareness and political consciousness about food access and environmental justice issues impacting their communities. We are currently working at three sites where we work with preschool children, students of all ages, teens and seniors. At these sites, we offer nutrition and gardening education and engage the youth in community research and projects aimed at understanding and improving access to healthy local food at their schools and in their community.

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rokyoursoks

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Rating: 5

I work directly with the co-operators, and they're doing great, sustainable work in South LA relating to urban gardening proliferation and support of local youth employment via their social enterprise arm.