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Help Us Grow
Covenant House Georgia launches
Help Us Grow (HUG)- a gardening social enterprise.
CHGA has stepped into Atlanta’s local food system by selling starter plants to community gardens and gardeners across the city. With support from Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability and the Food Well Alliance, the homeless and trafficked youth at CHGA are meeting demand for local, natural starter plants.
Sales from this enterprise sustain our expanded gardening program. In addition to integrating the gardening program into the itinerary for all youth, CHGA also has a gardening leadership academy. This academy is both vocational and educational, as youth are learning about farming, business, sustainability, and nutrition. The goal of this program is to teach transferable life skills, introduce an alternative career path, and broaden youth horizons with discussions of the environment.
The mission of CHGA is to help suffering children of the streets, and the launching of HUG is an important step in bringing these youth from homelessness to hope.
For more information about Help Us Grow, contact Jillian Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-937-6935.