Project G.O.O.D. (Growing Our Own Destiny) brings youth together to have fun while learning where food comes from, how it is grown and how to prepare it.
Careful mentoring, meaningful work, humor and kindness are at the center of all we do at The Yisrael Family Urban Farm! Through team building exercises, hands on projects, and field trips, Project GOOD (Growing Our Own Destiny) is the vehicle we will use to cultivate the youth and plant fertile seeds in the soil of their minds. Through group mentor-ship, skill-building workshops, and neighborhood organizing, The Yisrael Family Urban Farm improves the food security, self-reliance and health of our community. We have worked alongside volunteers and neighbors in the construction of backyard gardens.
Youth participate in food/social justice trainings, learn basic job retention skills, interpersonal communication skills and practice healthy habits that promote inner confidence and a balanced lifestyle
Youth learn how to steward the land through organic and permaculture practices, participate in gardening and edible education curriculum and lastly, they grow and harvest vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Youth grow food for their families, participates in team building and fields trips to local Black-run farm projects.