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This week, we are delighted to feature Sustainable Berea as our non-profit! They'll be set-up Friday night, July 21st, to spread the word about all the work they do for our community!
Founded in 2005, Sustainable Berea is a grassroots organization whose members work to increase the resilience of their households, neighborhoods and community. During its 12-year history, Sustainable Berea has promoted water and energy conservation, solar energy, and local economic development through reskilling workshops, educational programs and other events. In the last several years, the primary focus of the organization has turned to supporting the development of a vibrant local food system.
The 3rd Annual Berea Victory Garden Blitz in March 2017 added to the hundreds of raised garden beds that Sustainable Berea has installed throughout the city, many for low-income households. In partnership with the Madison County Public Library, Sustainable Berea’s “How does your garden grow?” workshop series helps new and experienced gardeners to increase their skills.
The Berea Urban Farm is an educational market garden that forms the heart of the Berea Urban Agriculture District – an experiment to see how 500 residents and 50+ businesses occupying 82 acres might work together to create a neighborhood food system. Our vision is inclusive: If you eat, you’re in!
In the meantime, check out this video about the Urban Farm, and save the date for the upcoming Bean There, Done That potluck Saturday July 29th.