URBAN FARMING IS THE FUTURE!
Are urban farms, such as community vegetable gardens in vacant lots and rooftop container gardens, the oasis that food deserts have been looking for?
It's time to reimagine urban blight! Instead of uprooting communities with gentrification, let's build a better tomorrow through the cultivation of community gardens, collective ownership, and a vested interest in neighborhood stabilization.
Our "Farm to Fridge" initiative touts financial savings on fresh produce and introduces the community to Certified Naturally Grown farmers; thus eliminating the need to beg grocery stores to stay in our communities.
Are grocery stores threatening to leave your neighborhood? Have no fear, your friends at Vegeculture are here to help you reinvigorate your nutritional intake through local farmer's markets and homegrown fruits and vegetables.
Our holistic approach to wholefood nutrition plans is rooted in the premise of discovering and developing new ways to deliver wholesome foods to underserved districts.
Take a vested interest in your neighborhood, help us lobby to transform vacant lots into sustainable vegetable plots!
Revitalizing community eyesores into beautiful and bright oases not only helps solve the food desert problem by providing food security, it also reinvigorizes blighted neighborhoods through the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of connecting with nature.
URBAN AGRICULTURE TRAINING
"Kiss the food desert goodbye!"
Kiss the food desert goodbye! It's time to flood the neighborhood with affordable, locally grown organic produce. Nutritional value is important regardless of your socioeconomic status or local geographic. The Vegeculture Culture movement sprouted from a seedling of an idea: "What can we do to provide a wellspring of nutritional options in neighborhoods that are surrounded by food deserts?" In addition to offering affordable produce and nutrition education, we've concluded that Urban Agriculture Training is neighborhood revitalization at its best. Teaching the community to start and sustain an urban farm is not only like teaching people living in poverty how to grow their own money, it revitalizes the physical aesthetics of economically impoverished neighborhoods while increasing quality of life and fostering economic development.
CATALYZING CHANGE IN FOOD DESERTS
In essence, Vegeculture is essentially a comprehensive approach to resident-driven neighborhood revitalization, deeply-rooted in the ethos of "Catalyzing Change in Food Desert Districts."
Utilizing urban agriculture as a formula for neighborhood stabilization substantiates an environmentally-friendly farm-to-fork food system within food deserts while positioning the nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables to the forefront of urban culture.
To help you grow your own fruits and veggies and stimulate healthier food options in low-income slash under-income areas, Vegeculture partners with farmers, nutritionists, and preventative health professionals to offer the following public health programs:
- Starting and Sustaining An Urban Farm
- Meal Prep Ideas to Alleviate Health Constraints
- Decoding Nutrition Labels to Make Wise Decisions
- Developing Delicious Recipes to Nourish Your Body
- Crafting Creative Juicing Concoctions to Cleanse Your Organs and Detox Naturally
We're no longer asking: "Where have all the grocery stores gone?" Who cares if the major grocery stores are ushering in a new era of white flight?! Vegeculture is here to ensure that underserved communities have a stake in the governance of all food commodities sold within the community. Our sustainable resident-driven food system places high quality produce at low-cost within reach while reinvigorating economic growth from the farm to the fork. We aspire to reinstate group economics and collective ownership into mental lexicon of African-Americans and all individuals directly impacted by the food desert crisis.
"The ultimate currency is the ability to feed one's self with the fruits from one's hands."
At Vegeculture "the best place to find a helping hand lies within your hands" is more than an idiom, it's a way of life. We believe: You Sow It. You Grow It. You Reap It. You Eat It. When you're involved in the process from the farm to the fork, your destiny lies your hands. The ultimate currency is the ability to feed one's self with the fruits from one's hands.
"We're of tired seeing major grocery store chains uprooting our communities through commercial deed restrictions." At its core, urban decay is spawned when these companies permanently their business and prohibit a similar company from using the land and the building; adding injury to insult while they benefit from tax breaks and the gentrification of previously abandoned areas and our neighborhoods are left with an eyesore.
"We've embraced urban agriculture and local farmer's markets to enhance and establish a sustainable quality of life amid abandoned and blighted structures."
In lieu of being hit hard economically by the strong arm of big business despite demand and the theory of the invisible hand, we've embraced urban agriculture and local farmer's markets to enhance and establish a sustainable quality of life amid abandoned and blighted structures.
The Art & Science of Growing Produce
Vegeculture champions the art and science of growing fruits and vegetables through the disciplines of STEM and STEAM education to inspire future farmers. Our Vegeculture 365 camps draw a parallel between STEM and STEAM and the production and consumption of homegrown fruits and vegetables.