The old saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” is a good analogy for the community garden concept. Community gardens help people eat healthier, become more self-sufficient, and cooperate with neighbors.
In July, a team of Full Sail students from Pure Motivation worked with the charitable organization, A Grateful Mind International, to prep a garden space for a new community garden. The student volunteers removed weeds and trash, cleared rows for plants, and built planter boxes.
As part of its mission to assist people in crisis, A Grateful Mind operates a food pantry and distributes food to homeless and impoverished people in Orlando. The Holden Heights Community Garden will enable a Grateful Mind to distribute fruits and vegetables straight from the garden.
Check out the gallery of photos from the event below.