Raise Your Elevation is passionate about connecting community minded land owners with food producers, all for the greater good. That’s why we are building a network and putting the pieces of the puzzle together, to connect gardeners, markets, and charitable food banks.
If you have rights to land that currently goes unused for food production (even if it’s only your own yard) we will connect you with gardeners, non-profit food banks, and local produce markets. In return, you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping those in need within your community by donating a portion of the produce you’ve grown.
Here’s how it works: With the Good Gardens program, you make your land available for your own gardening (or for use by a volunteer community gardner). As the land bears fruit, you can:
(1) Keep 1/3rd or so for your own use
(2) Sell 1/3rd or so to markets to cover the costs of your operation
(3) Donate 1/3rd or so to local food banks, and also earn a charitable tax deduction
We are here to help you with the whole process, and we make it as easy and non-obtrusive to you as possible. Our organizers will connect you with all of the details and the network in your local area to get it going.
If you are a market or restaurant, we can connect you with local growers who are willing to sell some of their locally grown produce to you at a fair market price in order to help fund their gardens.
If you are a non-profit organization who feeds those in need, we can connect you with growers who are willing to donate their produce to you.
If you have access to land and would like to grow produce, please fill out the form below and one of our Good Gardens coordinators will be in touch.
With the Good Gardens program you can help the world become a healthier, more sustainable, and less hungry place by helping more lawns and fields create healthy food, such as potatoes and kale, instead of only grass that provides little value beyond its aesthetics.
If you have more questions, please check out our FAQs or contact us using the form below.
* Good Gardens is a 100% volunteer program. Every single function of the program is being done solely for the love and inspiration of helping create more healthy food for those in need. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please let us know using the form below.