Harvesting parties every week
We harvest each Saturday morning before the farmers market begins at 9 am.
Our team gathers at the Food Forest at 7 am on Saturday mornings to pick crops and load them up directly for the farmers market.
In addition, we need your help with the weekly gardening tasks: weeding, watering, and planting. The schedule is flexible and we ask you sign up for one day on the week designated. Sign up here to be part of the solution to Brunswick's food scarcity!
To get involved, contact Wyndeth Davis or Steve Cendrowski.
What is a Food Forest?
It's a community response to living in a food desert, or as Gangster Gardener Ron Finley from South Central Los Angeles calls it, a "food prison."
In December 2013, the only grocery store serving Brunswick closed its doors. The people in the communities of Brunswick, Knoxville, and Lovettsville, VA were immediately and negatively impacted.
People who have automobiles in our communities are now forced to drive a minimum of 24 miles round trip to buy groceries. While Dollar General has expanded their offerings with canned goods, milk and eggs, there is a lack of fresh produce available to our residents. For those in our community who do not have cars, this is devastating! People who cannot get to the store are forced to do without or solely eat foods found at the local convenience stores which are not healthy. Waiting for another corporate entity to come in and rescue us is not the answer ... stealing back our food supply is!
Grace Episcopal Church has been blessed with land surrounding the church and a huge backyard behind the rectory house. They have offered this space to start a "food forest" in our desert.
But we need your help! This project is bigger than any one individual, faith community, or business can accomplish ... but together we can make a difference.