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.

Goals:

  • 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.