Wilmington College Grow Food, Grow Hope
The Grow Food, Grow Hope Garden Initiative is a Wilmington College sponsored project which seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of local and sustainable food production, backyard and community gardening, and increasing self-sustainability in our daily food habits and in turn combat the effects of poverty. Both the city of Wilmington and Wilmington College have a history steeped in rich agricultural heritage, and we believe our environment to be the perfect incubator for local and sustainable food production. Grow Food, Grow Hope is an AmeriCorps* VISTA project carried out by nine VISTA volunteers and a number of integral community partners. Our primary focus areas include community and backyard gardening, “buy local” campaigning, farmers markets, CSA education, youth and community outreach, research and data collection, and public relations.