Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to empower our neighbors to grow food in and for our community. Our vision is to build a just food system that honors the land and provides abundant access to fresh food for all.
We believe that all people deserve food choices that offer nutrition and delight, joy and good memories. We work for a food system that integrates food sovereignty and self determination at the neighborhood level, where people who are historically excluded from control over their lives and well-being are empowered to garden. Our strategic focus is supporting home and community gardens materially through essential garden supplies (seeds, transplants, soil, raised bed materials), classes and networks of social support. We believe in the power of gardens to transform our neighborhoods and food values.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, past and present, of the land on which we garden and live. Our demonstration garden and City is on the Land of the three Alqonquian Nations: the Ojibwa, Ottawa, and the Potawatami. We affirm the transformative impact indigenous land management knowledge has on our contemporary landscape, food culture and food growing practices. We thank all the land protectors who came before, and those who must come after.