Green Earth Community Garden, Inc.
@ Cokesbury UMC
1801 NW 65th Ave, Margate, FL 33063
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About Green Earth Community Garden, Inc.
We are a volunteer driven registered non - profit 501c3 community garden utilizing otherwise unused land generously provided by Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Margate, Florida. Aside from donating at least half of all produce to those in need, we feed the volunteer crew and our supporters from the Green Earth Community Garden. In 2014 we broke ground and partnered with The Fruitful Field, Inc. to facilitate our birth into the non-profit world. Over 300 lbs of organic produce was grown in that inaugural season. We have since incorporated independently and with your support we hope to double the amount of produce grown, donated, and sold. We will have two "shares" for sale to the public this season, as well as a work share, and "a-la-cart" items for sale as available.
Bridgett Vega-Gibian, Assistant Director
A lifetime love of nature and the outdoors drove Eric to take up gardening many years ago. He has owned and operated a successful organic farm in east TN before moving back to South Florida. Originally a Geography teacher in the public school system, Eric now makes his living as a small business owner. This community garden project is the culmination of his diverse life experience and a desire to serve the community while creating a sustainable future. Oh, he's also a wanna-be cowboy! :)
From her early days in the girl scouts and through 9 years living and gardening in rural Switzerland, Bridgett has been a nature bug. She plans to learn bee-keeping and add that bounty to our offerings. Her organizational skills, curiosity, and tireless devotion to this project have made this community garden possible. Bridgett worked previously as a personal assistant by day, and lends those valuable skills to this organization in our effort to serve the community. Most importantly, she helps keep Eric from messing things up, most of the time.
"In the spirit of neighborliness and old fashion agrarian values, when produce is available, volunteers of the day always take some home." - Director Eric Gibian
Mission Statement: We seek to grow organic produce for donation to local food pantries and other outlets that support the less fortunate, while simultaneously promoting sustainable agriculture, community involvement, and educational opportunities for all ages.