Healthy Harvests for Venice…One Block at a Time
Every corner with a patch of soil or some empty space has the potential to feed a community. With nutrition, with connection, with hope.
A community initiative is sprouting in Venice: The planting of 108 garden boxes to grow organic produce. The planning, building, and sowing has begun— and will continue through the summer.
LA native Grant Gottfurcht, founder of the Yoga Collective on Rose in Venice, planted the seeds of vision for the Community Healing Gardens. He wanted to unite everyone in the community in a common project based in positive intention to create abundance. Word has spread and a team of volunteers have shown up willing to build, plant, and nurture the gardens. Kids are contributing signage, completed by uplifting messages. The food grown will be shared among the neighborhood and donated to those in need of organically grown nutritious food. “We believe that by coming together we can heal the community and one another,” states Grant.
Everyone is welcome to participate in the project; upcoming volunteer days include: Sunday, July 5; Saturday, July 11; Saturday, July 18; and Saturday, July 25.
For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, visit: communityhealinggardens.org
Nicole Landers is an eco marketing maverick working in sustainability with nonprofit and for-profit enterprises in environment, health and well-being, clean tech, consumer products, and media. She lives in Venice, loves farmers markets, cooking, yoga, travel, music, and the arts. Twitter: @girliegreen