Feed The Need Garden

  "Ending Hunger Locally One Garden At A Time"

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Our Teaching Farm

We're so excited to announce that we've officially broken ground on our 5 acre Teaching Farm in Belleview thanks to a great group of volunteers from Church of Hope called 3G (Gather, Go, Give) and a handfull of our faithful volunteers and board members.
We plan to offer hands-on training to groups and organizations at the Farm that can then take the information they've learned and go back to their community or organization and share what they've learned with others.
We currently have a GrowPol Organic Vertical growing system, raised bed gardens, traditional gardens, wheelchair accessible gardens and more on sight. We are working on building our greenhouses and setting up a small aquaponics unit. Our future goals will include Greenhouses, Aquaponics Units, and Hydroponic Units and a facility that we can offer educational classes. We estimate being able to donate about 150,000 lbs of fresh food to local soup kitchens, food pantries and families in need throughout the year once we've got the Farm completely established. Keep an eye out for our "Raise The Roof" on our Teaching Farm Facility campaign coming soon!
We've educated thousands of individuals how to grow their own food.
We've established a teaching farm where organizations and groups can come receive the educational training needed to take back to their community or state to end hunger. We estimate being able to grow thousands of pounds of fresh food to give back into our communities' soup kitchens and food pantries. Our future plans are to establish a teaching and training facility with classrooms and indoor gardens.  
 

Our Gardens

So far we've set up over 80 gardens between March 2010 and now
Hawthorne Village
Sponsored by Bob & Christy Carlson
Donated to St. Theresa's Soup Kitchen
Blessed Trinity Elder Care
Sponsored by Elder Care
Donated to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen
Kenny's Place Nursery
Sponsored by Leo & Janice Smith
Donated to St. Theresa's Soup Kitchen

The Sister's House
Sponsored by Randall & Christine Scott Donated to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen
GG's House (Two Gardens)
Sponsored by J. Elliott
Used to feed the children they assist
Superior Residents (Two Gardens)
Sponsored by Dr. Kidambi, MD
Sponsored by Superior Residents Staff Used for Memory & Physical Therapy
Queen of Peace
Sponsored by Randall & Christine Scott Donated to Brothers Keeper
The Bridge
Sponsored by The Bridge
Used For Activities & Nutrition
Vegetables used by the residents
Salam Academy (Two Gardens)
Sponsored by Salam Academy
Used to feed the homeless
Ocala Health & Rehab (Two Gardens)
Sponsored by Dr. Kidambi, MD
Sponsored by OH&R Staff
Used for Memory & Physical Therapy
Queen of Peace
Sponsored by Montesorri Families
Used by the Montesorri Children
Forest Gardens (Two Gardens)
Sponsored by Feed The Need Garden
Land donated by Fergusen Family
Used to feed families in need
One 4x8 ft garden can grow: 288 bean plants or 512 carrots or a combination
The possibilities are endless, and the mouths we can feed are great. These veggies can be turned into a healthy meal or a huge pot of soup that can go a long way. Each 4x8 garden has the potential to grow hundreds of pounds of vegetables and provide hundreds and hundreds of servings depending upon the way it is prepared.