Creating Community Gardens and Sustainable Ecosystems in Food Deserts

We’re so excited to elevate the work of the Green Haven Project! Repair the World Miami is so grateful to partner with them to promote food justice across South Florida. Green Haven Project’s mission is to create community gardens and sustainable ecosystems in areas that are predominantly known as food deserts.

What compelled me to do this type of service was seeing a problem in our community that needed a solution and so I created that solution by giving back organic food to Black and Brown people in communities where access to this fresh organic food is not always an option. At the end of the day, that’s the goal for us, to have more green spaces in Black and Brown neighborhoods everywhere. We teach the children how to grow food and all the fresh produce that we grow locally and we give it back to the community for free of charge. We also mentor and have a food pantry where people can come and collect free food if they need it. If people want to support our work at GreenHaven they can go to our website and donate or show up to volunteer with us. On Feb 19th at 12PM, we have a “Ribbon Cutting (Plant Day)” with Smile Trust Inc, building a garden together to feed more people at 4440 NW 27th Ave, 33142. Sign up by emailing [email protected]

Donations to support Green Haven Project’s work can be made via Venmo: @greenhavenproject-inc or by emailing [email protected]

By David Roper Community Activist and President of The Green Haven Project

Green Haven Project

Greenhaven gardener farming

About the Series

This #BlackHistoryMonth Repair the World is highlighting Black-led orgs, service partners who are advancing and centering Diversity Equity and Inclusion work and prioritizing BIPOC leadership in their orgs, and Black Community Leaders that we serve with across our communities. Our impact would not be possible without them. Our Jewish values of solidarity, achdoot, and strengthening each other, hitchazkut, remind us that nothing is possible without meaningful relationships. Our partners and colleagues are critical to our ability to understand and act thoughtfully. When we lift up, celebrate, and appreciate others, we ultimately work towards a stronger outcome.