Green Food Solutions is Donating Farms and Gardens to Schools and Communities for Food Justice and Food Security
Help us literally give a farm or garden to a school or community in need. Because YOU Give A Farm!
Co founder and Farming Director of Green Food Solutions, Electra Jarvis, has committed herself to the inquiry and fulfillment of one question. How can Vertical Farming be a means for Food Justice? We believe our small urban farms throughout our cities and suburbs IS a means for Food Justice.
Why is Food Justice Relevant?
Health disparities between communities of color and white communities
Inadequate access to healthy foods in under served communities
Regardless of race or economic status food justice is the lens that we believe we should frame the future of food
What is Food Justice?
The Food Justice movement envisions a food system that is inclusive, community-led and participatory, without the exploitation of people, land, or the environment.
It recognizes and acts to remove the significant structural inequalities that exist within our current food and economic systems. Food Justice seek to establish healthy, resilient communities with equitable access to nourishing and culturally appropriate food.
At Green Food Solutions our mission is to empower a New Local Food System, for our health and the health of the planet. One that inspires healthy living, provides environmentally sustainable solutions, food security, food justice and transparency in our cities. By building and empowering others to operate small urban farms using vertical Tower Gardens, they are able to provide fresh, locally grown food to members in their community - especially in urban areas
Because We Give a Farm
Raises money to donate vertical farms and garden with all the supplies needed
Works with the community or school to plan and design the location of the farm or garden.
Provides trainings to run and operate their Tower Farm equipment
Gives suggestions on how to run the farm or garden as a business
Ongoingly works with the school or community to supply additional farm or garden needs
Provides food security, food justice and access to economic growth for all communities
In an effort to place food justice at the foundation of our business, we set up Go-Fund Me campaigns to raise money to place small urban farms in any neighborhood, school or community and support people growing their own.
If you would like us to start a farm campaign for you, contact us to learn how.
We aim to bridge the overwhelming gap of inequality in our cities with healthy, local, affordable fruits, vegetables and herbs to ALL, regardless of economic circumstances. In addition to donating farms and gardens, we also donate the surplus of our freshly harvested crops to the nearest food pantry or homeless shelter near the farms we service.
As we grow and build our farms, we aim to provide freshly harvested, local food to shelters and pantries in every section of our great cities. We want to place our farms in every school and within blocks of every single shelter or pantry. We are committed to providing leadership through the example of our new revolutionary food system that successfully incorporates Food Justice into its vision and practice.
Support Food Justice Across the World!
Even though Tower Gardens are one of the most affordable and accessible hydroponic growing systems available today, we realize that not every school or every community organization can afford to purchase a Tower Garden or Farm. That is why we started, Because We Give a Farm.
Because We Give a Farm is a charity owned and operated by Green Food Solutions. We partner with like minded individuals and organizations to raise money to place vertical hydroponic Tower Farms and gardens in schools and communities in need. We give farms and gardens so that underserved communities can have access to food security, freshly grown food, the S.T.E.A.M education benefits, as well as new employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Vertical farming is a business that is part of a new and emerging urban agricultural technology industry. Our program supports introducing this new industry to underserved and underprivileged communities. The Ag Tech industry is going to make a lot of wealthy people, even wealthier. However it is an industry still in its infancy, and there is still an opportunity for women and communities of color to become leaders in the future of food, sustainability, health, and entrepreneurship in urban agriculture and technology.
Current Because We Give a Farm projects.
La Perla, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican families need sovereignty over their own food supply. Before Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico was 80% reliant on imports to supply the island's food. Now they are 100% reliant on imported food.
People need access to fresh water and food to live. There is no time to waste in launching the agricultural revitalization that Puerto Rico so desperately needs. The local government is financially over-extended and has limited support from FEMA.
Green Food Solutions is raising money to donate 36 Tower Gardens to the communities of La Perla and Loiza.
As of Oct 3rd 2018, we have raised enough money to supply 6 Towers to the community of La Perla. Learn more about our efforts and learn how you can support our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.