Garden Angels give residents the power to grow their own food
HWG is changing the Historic Westside. Our Garden Angels, as community residents, plant the seeds of change, sowing and nurturing home gardeners one garden at a time.
Our mission is to foster community self-determination through building equitable networks around healthy, fresh and affordable food.
Urban Agriculture strengthens the community
A home garden grows more than vegetables. It grows personal food access, personal health, and personal wealth. Home gardeners secure their access to fresh food in a food deserted community. (" Food deserted" is a more appropriate use of language as we all know that there was food and grocery stores in these neighborhoods, it was not a natural disaster). They take control of their personal health by changing their habits in choosing and preparing meals. And they increase their personal wealth by using their food production to participate in the local food economy.
Garden Angels are the keys to creating and nurturing home food gardeners. A Garden Angel is a resident of the neighborhood who builds relationships with gardeners. Their holistic approach is based around the impact that growing food can have on issues of access, nutrition, health and economic development. By establishing personal connections with each home gardener, they are able to address individual needs and concerns while connecting them together in a community of support and security.