Miriam Volat, Permaculture Skills Center’s Farm School director, speaks to her work as a facilitator, educator, and healthy food system advocate.
The veggies all go to people who have a hard time affording fresh vegetables.
For more than 15 years, there were many efforts to lure a new grocery store into the space. However, while the store would be profitable, it wouldn’t be profitable enough to satisfy the demands of the shareholder-based economy of a large corporation.
During this five-year experiment in the giving economy, the garden has tripled in size. Sharegivers (volunteers) of all ages work in the gardens…No money is exchanged. Materials and labor, and even use of the property, are freely given and showing up in abundance.