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Garden Project: Healing Place

By Kate Medley, August 1, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Medley
First constructed and planted in the spring of 2010, the Whole Foods Market Garden Project at Healing Place Women and Children's Campus (both a homeless shelter and a long-term recovery program) in Louisville, Kentucky, has turned into a self-sustaining food system that provides fresh vegetables for the 200 residents and staff of the facility. With a large-scale vegetable garden, Healing Place is now able to incorporate a "plant-strong" eating approach, where it did not exist before. Also, the residents now enjoy the healing qualities of gardening, which ties in well with the overall mission and vision of the Healing Place.

 

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Pam Scott says ...
Thank you for the investment in our program and in our women! It has been a talking point for many different presentations and visitors. We are proud of what you all are doing and I personally just wanted to say thanks! Pam Scott Director of Women's Services The Healing Place
08/09/2011 11:38:00 AM CDT
DiAnne Slater says ...
Seeing women have an opportunity to win over addiction is great in itself--giving purpose in their lives is key. Many organic farms across America hold the key to purpose and is is called a job.I believe internships can be developed for women wanting to learn more about community farming. The Organic Farming Movement is now gaining momentum. Big American Food Growers do not give families the best foods, Organic farmers do. Nor do they pay livable wages for farm labor--Women at the Healing Place" have an opportunity to share what they have learned. Your program is best I have seen in action.
02/02/2012 3:28:05 AM CST