Gardens can give good, fresh food while providing family fun, building community relationships, and creating new businesses.
Growing your own food is empowering. Gardeners have access to healthy and affordable organic produce and have the opportunity to sell their bountiful harvest for extra income.
We’re training potential market gardeners and new farmers. Project activities are open to everyone, with a special focus on Latino market gardeners. Traditionally, Latino farmers and gardeners have received few resources.
Our community garden programs offer training to gardeners of all skill levels. This includes information on organic practices, presentations from local farmers, small business training, and hands-on training in the garden. Training sessions and garden assistance prepare gardeners to sell their crops at local farmers markets and to other end users, or for eventual commercial-scale farming.
- Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA), Salinas, California—trains seasonal farm workers to grow their own crops and run their own businesses
- Community CROPS, Lincoln, Nebraska—farm training and incubator plots for immigrants and beginning farmers