New Leaf Garden Blitz: Empowers residents to grow food and be part of a sustainable urban agricultural system.
We provide a comprehensive approach to urban agriculture by selling and installing raised bed gardens at a low cost, providing education and mentorship for gardeners.
NEW Food Forum: A New Leaf Foods initiative consisting of food and health businesses and organizations partnering to identify the entities in our working local food system and strengthen the relationships within it.
The first project of the NEW Food Forum is a Local Foods Mapping Project.
Past events include:
a. Support programs, such as community-supported agriculture and farmers markets, that connect local food and farm producers directly to local consumers.
b. Increase opportunities for consumers to produce their own food in private, community, and school gardens, etc.
c. Help consumers locate local sources of healthy food.
d. Promote urban agriculture.
e. Promote farm-to-school and farm-to-institution programs.
f. Support food pantries and other charitable healthy food projects in underserved communities and populations.
a. Sponsor educational programs and conferences on nutrition, food preparation, diverse healthy cuisines, growing healthy foods, sustainable agriculture, and regenerative food and farm systems.
b. Provide healthy local food educational programs at no or low cost to low-income residents.
c. Provide inclusive education, training, and leadership opportunities.
d. Provide classroom, demonstration kitchen and meeting space for healthy food education programs.
e. Collaborate with wellness programs.
f. Sponsor local food and on-farm events and fund-raisers.
a. Build coalitions to develop infrastructural supports and policies that sustain healthy, local food development.
b. Host website and social media to inform and educate consumers about programs, events, resources, and opportunities related to a healthy, sustainable, and regenerative local food systems.
c. Promote training, with special emphasis on youth and the underserved, for employment and entrepreneurship in sustainable local food system enterprises.
d. Connect consumers, food pantries, schools, etc. with local farmers and producers of healthy foods.
e. Promote sustainable local food systems projects, including farmers markets, community-supported agriculture, urban agriculture, community gardens, and kitchen incubators.
f. Create a gathering space for local farmers and consumers, chefs and diners, food educators and learners.
a. Identify and inform consumers about local producers who use sustainable, regenerative agricultural practices to promote a clean environment.
b. Conduct research, networking events, conferences, training, and presentations on relationship between healthy food and a clean environment.
c. Offer education about how to produce food using sustainable growing, processing, and distribution practices.
d. Promote and educate about recycling and composting of waste.
Equal opportunity, diversity and inclusiveness are important to the success of our mission. Acting in accordance with state, federal, and municipal laws, New Leaf Foods, Inc. intends to comply with these laws which preclude negative discrimination because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, or any other protected classification. This policy applies to all activities of New Leaf Foods, Inc., including but not limited to employment, selection of volunteers, grant-making, purchasing, and selecting vendors or consultants.