HOPE Garden: Hands On Personal Empowerment SNAP Ed Program
HOPE Garden engages Mason County youth to become empowered, productive members of their community and the world they will inherit. HOPE staff are passionate. They love food, health, and outdoor education. At HOPE, youth learn to be stewards of the land, to take care of their bodies, and to love and respect each other. At HOPE, we believe that good health begins with how we feed ourselves, how we take care of our bodies, and how we engage with the community.
HOPE Garden teaches job skills, leadership, communication, social justice, nutrition, and health all through a garden modality. Youth are engaged at every level of our work from building the gardens, maintaining the gardens, and of course, eating from the gardens. Through our holistic, hands-on approach youth gain valuable life experience, learn about healthy food options, and get to have a lot of fun.