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  • EdEn Vision And the s ll s y, Thisla tha w sd s la y ha a nd t a e o te ha b c m liketheg rd n o Ed n. s eo e a e f e Ezekiel 36: 35
  • Eden Vision Overview Eden vision is a “Green” initiative through Save Our Children. Eden vision provides opportunities for youth and communities to develop a healthy physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual foundation through agriculture.
  • Eden Vision Goals • Bring people together through community gardening • Establish a learning environment for the community • Equip youth and community members with a healthy spiritual, educational, social and physical foundation. • Provide healthy food options to the community
  • Eden Vision Gardens Community “Love Gardens” – an area where community members come to share ideas, information, concerns, and goods. EV “Love Gardens” are non- threatening, non-prejudging environments where people can be accepted and work together for a meaningful greater purpose. Men of Eden Gardens – An outdoor classroom where young and older men explore gardening, manhood, business, responsibility, stewardship and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The goal is help develop leaders with a healthy spiritual, intellectual, educational, and physical foundation.
  • Eden Vision Gardens Benefits • Bring people together from different backgrounds (age, race, culture, social class) in a non-threatening environment. • Bring healthy local ORGANIC foods to food desert locations • Prevent Crime (more eyes on the street and neighbor interaction) • Teach origins of food, math skills, business principles, stewardship, environmental issues, job skills and life lessons • Add Beauty to communities and heighten awareness and appreciation for life • Restore oxygen to the air and reduce pollution • Many more benefits
  • Student Leaders of Eden Vision Josh Smith Frank Whitfield Alejandro DeJesus Bowling Green/LCCC LCCC Sophomore Bowling Green/LCCC Biology Education Environmental Studies
  • Vision for LCCC • To establish a relationship with Save Our Children-Eden Vision to work together develop students academically through service. • Offer work-based learning or paid internships for students going into fields that serve youth. • Offer students credit for service learning with youth or community development if it corresponds with courses. • To engage student clubs in positive Lorain County activities. – Offer native and international students opportunities to share foreign traditions and ideas and heighten their social and cultural awareness of the region.
  • What EV has Attained • More than $500 worth of Vegetable, flower, and Herb Plants • Land – 2 sites, (together about ¼ acre) • Leaf and Veggie Compost Sources – Coffee Shops, LCCC Cafeteria, Caterers, etc. • Manure Sources • 3 shovels, 2 rakes, • Watering sources and cans • Support Networks – City Fresh Cleveland, George Jones Farm, YWCA, citizens of Elyria
  • Eden Vision Sponsors & Supporters • Alex Hyde – Hideaway Storage • Becky Wendt • City Fresh • EBC Excavating • George Jones Farm • Grafton Correctional Facility – Vocational Horticulture Program • Holly Huff – Cascade Block Watch • Posey Depot Floral & Gift Shoppe • Rick Ternes • Save Our Children • Wacker & Associates • YOU? Posey Depot Floral & Gift Shoppe donates vegetables to Eden Vision
  • What We Need • Pickup Truck • Gas and food financial support • 2 wheel barrels • Straw Bales • Large and small shovels • Eden Vision T-shirts • Webpage