Recently, a team from Discovery House and members of the Inglewood Community Garden (ICG) along with Elder Clarence Wolfleg, took part in the tobacco harvesting ceremony to usher in the harvest season. Elder Clarence blessed the tobacco and all the people that helped with the growing and maintenance of this powerful medicine. Our partnership with ICG helps address food insecurity among residents of Discovery House shelter.
For over four years, Discovery House has partnered with Inglewood Community Garden to grow produce in a volunteer plot where other plot owners volunteer five hours of work during the growing season. All produce grown in the designated plot is donated to agencies across the city. Approximately half of the produce, about 4000 pounds, is donated to Discovery House for families in our care.
The garden is also used for Discovery House kids’ programming during summer. It is an amazing place for the children to explore and learn about where food comes from, plant seeds, harvest, taste fresh produce and take some home. It has been a great place for children to heal and find calmness.
Parent survivors of domestic violence at Discovery House are also invited to participate in this beautiful, safe and calm space where they can just come and be one with nature or cultivate produce, build healing connections and take some harvested goodies.