We are growing...
...for our members. Membership for the 2010 season is FREE! Just tell us you'd like to be counted as a member.
hungry people. Some people work in the gardens because they need food,
some because they love gardening, some to learn, others to earn hours in
the Time Bank of our Barter Club. Whatever your
motivation, we're always glad you're with us! We also make donations to
the Middleport Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, and Senior and Group Homes.
the environment, using sustainable methods and practices. Six percent
of the world's plant species are lost every year just because the least
profitable seeds are dropped from commercial production. Every year more native medicinal herbs are lost because their value is unrecognized and they are rooted out as "weeds". We specialize in growing and saving seeds from heirloom open-pollinated and indigenous herbs, fruits, flowers, and vegetables.
...for youth. Young people gain valuable skills while they enjoy:
Fresh air and exercise
Recognition for service
Paid jobs (when we can make jobs available)
seniors. Elders are encouraged to share their gardening and
business expertise by leading youth teams -- as volunteers or part-time
employees (when we can make jobs available).