As part of this commitment, we are focused on supporting a local food ecosystem that reflects the diverse values, cultures and communities within the Fairfield neighborhoods and the surrounding neighborhoods of Eastern Huntington, Guyandotte and Altizer.
Young Chapel AME Church
Carter G. Woodson Foundation
Emma’s Garden – The Garret Family
UFI Regenerative Agriculture Apprentiship Program.
Additional support has been received from:
Sustainability Department, Marshall University.
There is a critical need to decrease food insecurity in our community by increasing access to healthy, locally grown food. Food insecurity creates an environment of chronic hunger, nutrient-poor diets, and negative socio-economic conditions that prevent job readiness and attainment for community members. As a result, the long-term goal of this initiative is to increase access to local food as a means to improve readiness for workforce and entrepreneurship training. Resolving food insecurity is a vital aspect of building community wealth, especially in disadvantaged and marginalized communities which is central to UFI’s mission.
For more details about the Project
Sara Loftus, Program Director
We need your support to provide resources and training to community members!
Please help us meet our next milestone: raising the budget to create new garden beds, order soil and tools, and pay for local artists to bring public art in to the gardens.
Huntington is on the horizon of cultural, and economic transformation. We’re excited about being a part of this journey.
Our Garden Network contacts:
Teresa Crisp, Garden coordinator & Artist-in-Residence.