Project: Cultivate Immokalee

About Cultivate Immokalee: 

In 2014 an effort to address health issues in Immokalee was started with a focus on healthier eating. Creating a means to grow and sell food in small neighborhood communities as a way to improve the economy of Immokalee. Communities and schools are working together to explore the micro enterprise solutions using Earth Boxes.

Mission:

To encourage school children and their families to use simple technologies such as Earth Boxes. Educate community groups on how to grow, share, and sell vegetables and fruits.

Vision:

Low income communities learn how to grow fruits and vegetables though families with a long range goal to become food secure.

Objectives:

  • Youth and families grow fruits and vegetables to share yield with community.
  • Establish a healthy sense of community centered economics using Earth Boxes.
  • Increase environmental awareness of Immokalee’s eco-sites.
  • Grow internship opportunities with partner organizations.

Partners:

RCMA

Redlands Christian Migrant Association was born in 1965, amid a litany of horrors. Impoverished farmworkers in South Florida had no alternative but to take their young children into the fields. A toddler had drowned in an irrigation pit. Others had died under farm machinery. Most spent long days exposed to broiling sun, pesticides, insects and snakes. So a village of Mennonites near Homestead’s Redlands labor camp created a safe haven.

 

Rotary

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

 

Collier Parks and Rec

The Collier County Parks & Recreation department’s focus is to provide the public, both residents and visitors, with unique recreation experiences. The department promotes health and wellness, senior activities, family style events and classes for both adults and children.