Who We Are
We are your neighbors! A Planning Committtee was assembled which included both experienced and novice gardeners. A group from Convergence Coffeehouse, a Christian non-profit serving Crestview and working with youth for 12 years, is spearheading/hosting the project and collaborating with various individuals, horticultural experts, civic organizations, local government, and faith groups to serve Crestview. We are building a bridge between neighbors.
In January of 2013, we incorporated as an official Florida non-profit. We have been members of Main Street Crestview Association, the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce, and the American Community Gardening Association, the premier advocacy group for community gardening in North America.
Our goal is to help our gardeners become more self-reliant... to give them a hand UP, rather than just a handout. The integrity of this vision extends to our goals as an organization as well... we believe that we must work towards financial sustainability and rely upon local and private funding solutions, rather than relying on federal grants.