Has your organization been reimagining the impact it can have in our community? Have you wondered if you have the resources available to make sustaining change? The Hive Community Development Corporation (CDC) is seeking long term community partners to help build a better Lehigh Acres.
Joining with Artful Gardens’ Learning Center at M & M Farms, The Hive is launching a Community Supported Agriculture Co-Op as a way to provide fresh produce to our neighbors, while supporting local, sustainable farming practices and educating neurodiverse students. Partnerships begin at $300, which will allow you to:
Additionally, your investment helps the farm purchase essential supplies like seeds, soil, compost, pots, lumber, tools and equipment.
Orders will be processed and completed in 2-3 weeks, depending on order quantity. Garden or flower supplies (without a box garden) are available for $50, and are available sooner.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) spots are available now. Contact Pastor Juan Gonazalez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamin Ferris at (919) 624-2245 for more information.
Other Ways to Get Involved!
Fund an Apprentice
We partner with community organizations, learning centers, trade schools, and college students as part of our mission, with a focus on a mentor/apprentice style of skills sharing for real-world, on the job learning. Your donation to Artful Farms supports short-term, contract-based jobs for a mentor and/or an apprentice (ages 16 and up), learning real-world skills in gardening, media design, sales management or non-profit organizational development.
Our garden is for everyone! If you’d like to volunteer, you can join the HIVE Community Development Corporation in supporting and sponsoring Artful Garden at M&M Farms for a workday, learn more about our organization AND give back to your community all at the same time. You can send checks payable to:
The HIVE Community Development Corporation, Inc.
c/o the Artful Gardens.
215 Richmond Avenue N.
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.
Who We Are
Artful Gardens is a non profit designed for students with Autism and Special Needs. Students will learn a variety of life skills to help them acquire jobs in the community. We rely on the support of generous donors and volunteers to help fund our learning and education initiatives.
M & M Farms is located on 31 acres of farmland in Buckingham, Florida. With a mission for sustainable agricultural practices and educational activities, the Farm seeks to be a hub of innovation, learning, and business incubation while serving broader needs within the community.
Contact us to learn how we might work together and better serve Lehigh Acres!