Fairlight Community Gardens

A Communities Garden: Fairlight Community Gardens: A community oriented garden project. Our intention is to bring a fresh produce to diverse community, engaging them in the medium and process of gardening, growing learning about their food. Based out of the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope a non-profit homeless and near homeless day center. The organic/no-till garden consists of 1/4 acre+ and greenhouse grown. Our goals: 1. To reach families and individuals with limited means, helping them gain access to fresh organic produce. 2. Educating people about where there food comes from and the process of growing it is also one of our goals. Our programs: 1. Work/trade low-income CSA; low-income individuals and families work an hour a week in the garden and receive a weekly share (a selection of in-season vegetables, to supply 5-7 meals) of veggies from the garden, usually picked that same day with members help. 2. Donate extra produce to the local food bank and soup kitchen. 3. Monthly garden talks by local farmers and gardeners on a variety of subjects free to the community. 4. Volunteerism; the garden has one part-time employee and relies on volunteers to help with garden tasks, spending as much time as they are able. 5. Gardening, demonstrating and educating participants about sustainable/organic growing joining a long tradition of growing in the southwest. Utilizing techniques that are appropriate for our specific local and climate: such as planting and preserving southwestern native seeds. Now in its third season we are searching for more ways to get healthy, produce to the underprivileged and re-connect the larger community to local foods and traditions.

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Listing last updated on May 10, 2011

A Communities Garden: Fairlight Community Gardens: A community oriented garden project. Our intention is to bring a fresh produce to diverse community, engaging them in the medium and process of gardening, growing learning about their food. Based out of the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope a non-profit homeless and near homeless day center. The organic/no-till garden consists of 1/4 acre+ and greenhouse grown. Our goals: 1. To reach families and individuals with limited means, helping them gain



Season:  January through January

Type:  3rd party CSA service

Since:  2009

Full Share:  5 hrs per month, work/trade

Work Req?  Yes: 1




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