In the community, we help establish EarthBox Community Gardens to advance food security, community connectivity and healthy life styles, and to reduce pollutants that cause global warming and environmental degradation.
The EarthBox Community Garden Vision places the garden in the center of neighborhood commerce and education to provide a green space and affordable healthy food for a community and a location for community leaders and education personnel to meet and train the entire community about sustainable communities. With this vision, schools practice and study sustainable agriculture tied to standards-based instructional curricula and guides. Field trips, internships, and community service projects connected to the food production EarthBox Community Garden enrich the education and tie youth to their community in a meaningful relationship that provides them with academic and practical skills that prepare them for life. Businesses, church groups and government agencies can build similar models within their micro-communities.
By introducing the EarthBox® gardening system to communities in your care you will be able to:
"The ease of use with the EarthBoxes became quite apparent with the agencies we worked with, including … a treatment and housing program for homeless people with addictions and mental illness, a group home for troubled youth, a program working with the physical and mentally disabled, a senior citizen community center, and youth serving programs.
With the guidance of a group of experienced gardeners, all these programs were able to not only grow fresh vegetables but to also provide their clients with a basic understanding of food production."
— John Sterlacci,
Executive Director, Universal Education Foundation, Inc.,