Food Farm Gardens
What we do
Food Farm Gardens partners with community gardens in St. Maarten and aims to take care of the business side of gardening and give you more time to get dirty in the garden! We also offer gardening advice and workshops. Our gardens include:
- Traditional community gardens where people rent a plot to grow their own fresh produce.
- Educational gardens where we teach gardening, landscaping, nutrition and cooking.
- Urban farms where volunteers grow vegetables for local markets and people in need.
- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) where different food cultivation methods are applied for bigger yield of vegetables, herbs and fruit. The applied methods are aquaponics, hydroponics, permaculture and greenhouse tillage.
We envision a garden network for St. Maarten where people of all ages and backgrounds live healthy, active lives in a clean environment by growing fresh food. This network fosters the meeting of people from diverse backgrounds to share experience and knowledge, promote urban agriculture and economic justice, provide leadership and job training, and grow more beautiful and sustainable communities.
Our mission is to strengthen communities by building and supporting community gardens where every person in St. Maarten can grow healthy food in their neighbourhood. Our most important task is to encourage Food Security while representing the interests of our members.