We Produce thousands of pounds of food a year and with the help of our community partners it is distributed throughout central Virginia free of charge.
Food justice is an important part of community justice.
All of our food is donated locally with the intention of directly impacting our community.
Each spring we provide hundreds of vegetable plants to community & public gardens to become a source of healthy nutrition, and calming nature therapy. These plants go on to reach many more plates than we could alone, and is a vital component to our impact on the regional food supply. By providing free access to communities that are labeled as food deserts we are a supplying a dependable source of free fresh produce to anyone who needs it.
We provide land access to our historically unjustly marginalized folx because we believe our liberation is intrinsically tied together. By making sure our LGBTQ, and BIPOC family have equitable access to the benefits of growing food we can organize more effectively to reimagine our foodshed.
Knowledge is Power. FULL STOP.
We are democratizing dissemination of the higher education we have received ourselves surrounding agriculture. The future is community co-created & open source.
We help small scale growers and producers by providing chickens and ducks free of charge for meat and egg production. Our poultry can be found everywhere from community mutual aid gardens, to reentry & rehabilitation programs.
We are working to facilitate rematriation of seeds from Universities, the USDA germplasm repository, and private collections, for the Rappahannock Tribe, and the Monacan Indian Nation as well as providing plants and seeds to the Richmond Indigenous Society "Community Roots Garden". Preservation of our culture through agriculture is critical for food sovereignty, & social equity.
Founded by Taylor Scott with an eye towards reduced food waste and insecurity, and to foster a sense of mutual aid amongst our communities.
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If you or someone you know has an extra fridge in working condition please contact us today to donate it.
If you are a business or community center interested in hosting a community fridge please sign up.
Future projects TBA when funding is available.
We have our sights set on tying the economic sustainability of environmentally responsible small farms to the community health in a new way. We are planning to create a model where unsold produce and farms goods are put into the hands of those that need them, and farmers are compensated in order to prevent both food waste, and economic loss with unsold perishable farm goods. This will create a safety net for new farmers, or those with excess produce, while providing those in need with excellent quality nutrition.
We will be proposing to the local authorities that local youth be reformed not by entering the juvenile justice system, but first be given another chance by entering a farm mentorship program.