Neighborhood Harvest Project
Formed in 2009 by Jeff and Lori Ferris with a vision of locally-grown sustainable food, Neighborhood Harvest Project and Unity Park Community Garden have already been recognized with several national and local grants for their efforts to bring fresh produce and organic gardening practices to the community.
We envision a vibrant local food system where Round Rock residents of all ages experience the benefits of community, school and neighborhood gardening, become healthier through improved diets, exercise and positive social interactions, and learn about, experience and practice sustainable living.
To promote healthy local food and sustainable living through education and community gardening in Round Rock and surrounding areas.
How we accomplish our mission
· Through our website and forum, we share information and resources to foster a supportive climate for sustainable living and community, school and neighborhood gardening.
· Through education and outreach programs, we help the people of our city build self-reliance and interdependence through community gardening and sustainable living.
· Through support of anti-hunger initiatives, we encourage gardeners to give back by sharing their garden produce, skills, knowledge and dedication with others.
· Through partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, and local government entities, we build a multi-cultural, multi-generational community.
· By serving as a model in practical sustainability, we encourage others to care for the Earth, care for each other and share their surplus.
· Through Unity Park Community Garden, we provide space for food gardens, educational activities and community gatherings.
Neighborhood Harvest Project is a 501(c)3 organization.