Meet J.D. & Destiny. This is how Urban Harvest brought them together in Houston's Third Ward.
As a child in Yoakum, Texas, J.D. Green was taught to garden by his parents; that was how they ate.
In 1985, J.D. and fellow Third Ward residents became aware that elderly neighbors were going hungry every month. Their solution was to grow a garden.
Alabama Gardens now encompasses 56 garden beds that feed the Third Ward and beyond.
Blackshear Elementary is within walking distance of Alabama Gardens. In 2014, Mrs. Edmonson, a science teacher, planted a school garden with Urban Harvest to teach her class about ecology, eating well and nature's food web. Destiny, a third grader, uses cucumbers and carrots from the garden to make salads with her mom.
This year, Urban Harvest created a partnership between Alabama Gardens and Blackshear.
Now J.D. and Destiny are working together. Destiny finds in J.D. a teacher and a mentor. J.D. finds in Destiny an eager pupil.
Together they are creating a more vibrant Third Ward.
Your donation of $250 will provide materials for building a garden bed and ensure that the traditions of community commitment and healthy eating are passed down from one generation to the next.
74 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to programming.
Urban Harvest, a non-profit started in 1994, encourages community, good nutrition and sustainability through the teaching and support of organic gardening. We envision a healthier city where everyone has access to locally grown, nutritious food harvested from sustainable community gardens and farms.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
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To donate online, simply fill in the fields and donate above. Or mail your check to: Urban Harvest, 2311 Canal St., Suite 200, Houston TX 77003.
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Urban Harvest welcomes donations of various materials including gardening supplies, office and teaching supplies. Please contact Sandra Wicoff at 713.880.5540 ext 1013 or firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
Urban Harvest is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that relies on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations. Your donation plays an important role in supporting community gardens, farmers markets and gardening education and is tax deductible to the extent of the law.