EAT South is an urban teaching farm that engages our local community by gathering around, learning about and growing food. We empower people to change the way food travels from the ground to our plates.
We envision a food system where people can access fresh food from farmers, grow and prepare their own food, and are healthy as a result. We believe that a thriving local food system includes: healthy soil, air and water, profitable farms and other food-related businesses, access to seasonal produce, access to information about growing and preparing your own food, a healthier community, access to land, capital and resources by people previously excluded from food and farming systems.
Last year, EAT South participated in over 50 community events, maintained 37 business partnerships and added 19 new local partnerships; we sustained local school gardens by training 70 teachers through the Sprouts Teacher Training Program and over 200 people attended workshops for families, gardeners and everyone in between; our farm engaged over 400 volunteers that contributed over 1400 hours to continue our efforts throughout the city of Montgomery.
We provide hands-on experiences that give the community actionable lessons that they can apply to their own lifestyles. The farm engages visitors through all five senses, encouraging education through immersion and practice. We encourage access to knowledge on the local food system, farm bills and other government oversight so that citizens can effectively engage in the policies that dictate the food that we consume every day, combat food insecurity and encourage individual sustainability.
Your support is essential to continuing our outreach and we are so grateful for it.