Homeless Trust Partnership Seeks Support From Restaurants, Patrons
Tuyo receives boxes and baskets weekly full of produce harvested at the Verde Gardens farm, everything from arugula to zucchini. The eco-friendly restaurant uses the produce to supplement its own organic farm located on MDC's Wolfson Campus. Other restaurants are encouraged to contact Van Aken for more insight.
"This program has had a drastic impact on me and my family," said Wright. "My kids see that I'm working, see how life should be. The things that I learned will stay with me for the rest of my life and get passed on."
Wright is currently being trained by Earth Learning in permaculture design, a branch of ecological design and engineering which develops sustainable human settlements and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. He came up with the idea to grow certain types of plants on water, a project he is currently working on along with the folks at Earth Learning.
Curious on how you can get involved? The quickest way for the average citizen to do his or her part, while also getting fresh produce at great prices, is head down to the Verde Gardens farmer's market Friday from 2pm to 8pm and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get off your couch and make the drive this weekend instead of shuffling over to Publix or Winn-Dixie. You'll taste the difference in everything you prepare.
Restaurants representatives can contact Lisa Mozloom at email@example.com for more information on how to support the program. Homeless who think they may qualify or would like more information can contact the Homeless Trust.
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