Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CARAVAN 2011 May 14, Saturday

The destination for the FNFCG CARAVAN for May 2011 will be:

613 West Ashley Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Saturday May 14th, 2011 
from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

The Clara White Mission has helped to rebuild lives to low-income residents in Jacksonville for over 107 years.   Through the Mission’s job training programs in Culinary Arts, over 500 formerly homeless/veterans  have made the transition from living on the streets to permanent housing, to becoming gainfully employed in the food industry. Since 2003, the mission has operated as a one-stop community development center designed to support workforce development, through it’s training component in Culinary Arts and Gardening.  The Culinary Art training was designed for enrolled students to give back while training, serving and preparing meals to over 400 homeless, 7 days a week at the Clara White Mission.   

The school  strategically linked need with service in partnership with UNF(Community Base  Transformational Opportunity) to develop an organic garden, to introduce students to how to grow fresh vegetables and herbs. Recently, the mission’s Culinary Arts Training & Garden program was recognized by Al Roker, Anchor, NBC “Today Show” for the success of best practices, innovation and cost effective approach of job training and job placement in culinary arts.

We invite you to join the Caravan and experience our history and training in the historic LaVilla Organic Garden!   

Food for Today. Skills for Life.

All community gardeners are encouraged to attend and meet their gardening brethren!

Please DO:

  • Introduce yourself as a fellow community gardener when you arrive at the community garden.
  • Educate yourself about the community garden and gather any printed materials which are provided.
  • Share what you've learned with your community garden's members
  • Bear in mind, that your garden will also be a Caravan destination soon! This is your opportunity to observe what a Caravan host garden can expect on that day.

Click here to contact Clara White Mission Community Garden