In the summer of 2017, Tower Community Fellowship Church located at 1800 S. Tower Rd. Aurora, CO agreed to let us use a 1 acre parcel of ground to grow vegetables. Over the next 4 summers we hope to be able to sell the produce from this garden to the local community.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit program that provides students, ages 13-17, with a summer job. In the past we have contracted with a local organic grain farmer and sent the students out to pull weeds by hand in the fields. A daily Bible lesson is done with the youth as part of the work day.
Over the next few years we would like to make the new garden at the Tower Community Fellowship Church financially sustainable with just minimum donor input. We could then use this model to find other parcels of ground larger than a 1/2 acre in the Aurora/Denver area to grow vegetables on to give more youth the opportunity to participate in this biblically based program. We would also like to get to the point of providing year round work opportunities for the youth.
With the ever-changing and growing of technology, young adults are having a hard time with establishing good work ethics. Our focus is to provide a job to those teenagers to help them establish those work ethics, using the Biblical principles, which will help them in future careers.