We plant hope in our community by cultivating land and community, educating, nourishing our neighbors in need, and empowering local youth.
We imagine a future where youth are empowered to plant and inspire seeds of hope in their community as we work together to grow fresh, healthy produce. We envision our neighbors in Wilmington having access to fresh, healthy food. We provide a place where dignity is restored, healing takes place, a table where no one is excluded, and a community where peace and joy abound.
“Plant gardens and eat what they produce…seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you.” Jeremiah 29:5 & 7
“Rise up and shine, for your light has come.” Isaiah 60:1
Youth face more barriers to employment and overall find it more difficult to find meaningful work that will give them skills to create a successful future.
In 2019, the unemployment rate for youth (ages 16-19) in North Carolina was 15.6%, higher than the overall national unemployment rate of 12.7%.